Established in 1990, the Washington International Law Journal, (formerly the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal) publishes scholarship on foreign, comparative, and international law while fostering analytical development in student editors. The Journal has retained a focus on the Pacific Rim region but has expanded its scope to regions around the globe.

The Journal was established by Dan Fenno Henderson, with publication beginning in 1992. The Journal’s current title was adopted in 2014.