Published quarterly, the Law and Business Review of the Americas (LBRA) is a peer-reviewed journal produced by the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law's International Law Review Association. Each issue includes articles authored by leading scholars and practitioners that address key legal, business, economic, political, and social developments and issues within the Western Hemisphere. Priority is given to Hemispheric and regional integration efforts within the Western Hemisphere, their implementation, their future evolvement and expansion, and their overall impact on doing business in the Americas. Additionally, student-written updates analyze recent events within the journal's geographic and thematic purview.
LBRA, which began in 1995, at the behest of the ABA Section of International Law and Practice and SMU, as the NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas journal, is edited by student members of the board of editors and staff of the International Law Review Association. The Association also publishes The International Lawyer and the ABA International Section's Year in Review. LBRA also is guided and overseen by a SMU Faculty member as the professional Editor-in Chief who coordinates with the internal student Editor-in-Chief. In addition, the journal is assisted in its article solicitation and review processes by a SMU Faculty Advisory Board and distinguished Boards of ABA and external international Advisors. The journal frequently cooperates with the SMU Tower Center of International Studies, the SMU Economics and Political Science Departments, and the SMU Cox School of Business.
Current Issue: Volume 22, Number 4 (2016)
The Board Against All Odds: Assessing the Powers of Delegated Management in BrazilAlexandre Edde Diniz de Oliveira333