|The George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law (JICL) is a legal periodical founded in 2008 to further the study of international commercial law while providing international scholars and practitioners a forum to exchange, develop, and publish innovative ideas. The Journal publishes scholarly, concise, and practical material from leading scholars and practitioners to provide a source of authority and analysis for the advancement of uniformity in the law underlying international commerce.
Published by a select group of student editors at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, JICL is uniquely dedicated to the legal issues affecting international commerce. This area of the law encompasses issues such as international sales and trade, anti-dumping measures, money-laundering, anti-terrorism measures, international privacy laws and consumer protection, international bribery, intellectual property and copyright law, international and government contracts, and much more. With the onset of globalization and the international nature of commercial transactions, complex issues arise that require thought and development.JICL is positioned to be at the forefront of these developments, tackling these issues and pioneering the discourse.
More than just a journal, JICL is determined to be an outlet for scholarship and commercial thought. Moreover, the Journal is published exclusively online, a medium effective in reaching the Journal’s international audience and reflective of its innovative approach to scholarship.
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Sabrina Cotter, and I am the current Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law.
JICL has made great strides in the past few years, and this year has been no exception. Among our accomplishments, JICL is proud to report that not only did we recruit an excellent candidate member class, but we also successfully hosted our first annual Symposium and have increased our annual publication volume to three issues with the addition of a special Symposium Issue to be published this summer. In addition, we are preparing to fill an order for fifty print-copies of our Fall Issue, which will be the first time that JICL has sold a hard-copy volume.
We have also strengthened the relationship between alumni and current members of the Journal through development of an alumni database, newsletter, and an Alumni Mentor Program. We are very excited about reconnecting with some of our old friends, and I believe the Mentor Program will be a great asset to future Candidate Member classes.
As this year draws to a close, I am pleased to announce that the current Editorial Board has completed its selection of Journal leadership for the 2013-2014 school year. This truly extraordinary group of students, led by future Editor-in-Chief Azadeh Malek, has already hit the ground running and will be assuming full responsibility for the Journal starting in May 2013. I am confident that the new Editorial Board will enjoy great success next year, and will continue the Journal on its upward trajectory.
We hope that you will join us in supporting our Journal as it continues to progress and grow in the coming years.