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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.  JICL aims to reach international audiences in academia and beyond by publishing useful, practical articles from around the world, promote a greater understanding of the legal aspects of international commerce, serve as a catalyst for legal cohesion and international standardization, and provide a source of authority and analysis to the legal community.

Published by a select group of student editors at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, JICL is one of the only legal-academic journals dedicated exclusively to the legal issues affecting international commerce. That focus attracts contributions from leading scholars and experienced practitioners from around the globe.  All articles are peer-reviewed before publication by a specialized Board of Advisors.  The Board, consisting of top scholars and practitioners, is assigned to review and approve all JICL publications to ensure relevance and accuracy.  Moreover, JICL is published exclusively online, a medium effective in reaching JICL’s international audience and reflective of its innovative approach to scholarship.

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.


Message from the EIC:

Dear Readers,

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Taylor Hoverman, 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 have increased our regular annual publication volume to three issues, with the addition of a Summer Issue, in order to accommodate the many wonderful professional articles that were submitted to us and subsequently accepted for publication by our staff. In addition, we are continuing the still-new tradition of taking and filling orders for print-copies, only in its third year of existence as a JICL outlet, and preparing to fill orders for print-copies of our 2015 Spring Issue.

We have also taken steps to further strengthen the relationship alumni and members of the international and commercial legal communities at large have with the Journal. We continue to work with the legal community and alumni, seeking the best possible sources for future articles, and reaffirming the connections our Journal already enjoys with past members and several domestic and international contributing authors.

I am confident that the future Editorial Board, comprised of the above-mentioned impressive Candidate Member class, 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.

Taylor Hoverman










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