Hari M. Osofsky

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In his reflections on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Yale Journal of International Law, Michael Reisman described the journal's origins. In 1974, a group of dedicated graduate and J.D. students, who self-identified as members of the New Haven School, began the process of establishing the journal in the face of resistance from the law school administration. After work "[i]n secrecy, in the bowels of the international law library, usually working at night in a setting that must have seemed increasingly like an underground bunker," the students published their first issue and then continued without support from the Yale Law School for almost ten years.

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