Welcome the 2021-2022 Board

We are pleased to announce the new board for the 2021-2022 academic year:

Sally Alghazali

Executive Editor
Rachael Griffin

Managing and Publications Editor
Emily Bordelon

Senior Articles Editor
Hope Damico

Senior Research Editor
Suzanne Schultz

Articles Editor
John Allaire

Senior Notes Editor
Stuart Cerutti

Research Editor
Shannon Thielen

Symposium Editor
Jack McInerney

We’re Growing!

For just over a decade, George Mason’s Journal of International Commercial Law has provided a forum for thoughtful legal analysis of current issues in the commercial sector of international law. Over the years we have received amazing articles that didn’t quite fit into this mold and reluctantly passed on publication. We are thrilled to announce that as of our Fall Issue, 2019, we will be publishing articles on any and all aspects of international law. We will continue to publish articles which advance the community’s understanding of global commerce, and are excited to bring you a variety of scholarly works in the future.

JICL Spring 2018 Symposium

Best Practices in Rights Clearance

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Panel 1: Understanding the Legal and Business Environment Visual Artists Work In The digital media marketplace has brought challenges and opportunities for visual artists. Panelists with experience navigating the business, legal and regulatory landscape for the arts will lay the groundwork to help artists both experienced and new to this space identify issues to be alert to in their creative work.


Panel 2: A Discussion with Visual Artists

Visual artists, like other artists may both include the work of others in their work, and find that other creators have used their work.  What norms, whether formal or informal do they follow in determining when and whether to seek permission?  What do they expect of one another? What resources are available?  What gaps do they see in the law/public understanding?  What questions do they have?

Please see the full Symposium Agenda and look for the #VisualArtsGMU on Twitter. For questions or to RSVP contact Julia Palermo, jpalerm3@gmu.edu

JICL Fall 2017 Symposium

Trade-Based Financial Crimes

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2101 L Street NW, Suite 440, Washington D.C.

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Panel 1: Financial Crimes in the Banking Industry, 2:30 pm

Hear expert attorneys discuss various issues in the banking industry as they relate to trade-based financial crimes. The panelists will address how banking instruments play a role in facilitating financial crimes. They will also discuss crimes committed by the banking industry, such as LIBOR manipulation, commercial fraud, and mortgage fraud.

Panel 2: The Current Enforcement Trend of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 3:45 pm

The panel will focus on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement strategies and enforcement priorities change based on the current administration. Specifically, the panelists will examine enforcement under the Obama Administration and predict how the Trump Administration will enforce the FCPA. The panel will also identify key issues FCPA has presented for U.S. businesses in relation to foreign trade.

Please see the full Symposium Agenda. For questions or to RSVP contact Julia Palermo, jpalerm3@gmu.edu

Welcome to the New Editorial Board and Congratulations!

JICL 2017-2018 Editorial Board!

Editor-in-Chief: Lauren Fetsch

Executive Editor: Chris Robertson

Managing and Publications Editor: Jasmine Gandhi

Senior Research Editor: Keri Hamilton

Research Editor: Chris King

Senior Articles Editor: Katie Novak

Articles Editor: Charlie Crawford-Silva

Senior Notes Editor: Mandi Hart

Notes Editor: Alexa Small

Notes Editor: Matt Karas

Symposium Editor: Julia Palermo

Communications Editor: Alyssa Davies

Associate Editor: Matt Kozakowski

JICL 2017-2018 Student Pieces Selected for Publication:

Julia Palermo, You Say “Tomato”, I Say “Tomahtó”: Getting Past Opt-In v. Opt-Out Consent Debate Between the European Union and United States

Jasmine Gandhi, Protect Our Friends: The Extraterritorial Application of The Anti-Retaliation Provision of the SEC’s Whistleblower Program

Chris Robertson, The Curious Case of Brian Bishop: Interpretation of the Willfulness Requirement in the AECA and ITAR

Katie Novak, Antiquities, War, and International Law: The Role of International Law in Protecting Looted Antiquities During Armed Conflict

Matt Karas, Be Careful What You Wish For: How International Tax Coordination Could Necessitate a U.S. Patent Box

Mandi Hart, Product Placement in International Film and Television Production: A Global Approach for a Global Industry

Congratulations everyone!

JICL Fall 2016 Symposium

International Developments in Patent Law

Fall 2016 Symposium

George Mason University School of Law

Hazel Hall Room 121

Tuesday November 29, 2016

9:30am – 6:00pm

Please join The George Mason University School of Law Journal of International Commercial Law for our Fall Symposium. The symposium aims to survey current, international patent law. Topics that will be discussed include: U.S. Patent Law, Japanese Patent Law, EPO Patent Law, Chinese Patent Law, and Patent Harmonization. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and the event will be followed by a cocktail reception. Additionally, 2.5 Virginia CLE Credit Hours are available for the presentations between 10:15 am and 12:45 pm. Further details can be found here.


Summer 2016 Issue Published Online

The Summer 2016 Issue is now published and available under the Issues tab. 

Direct purchases or purchases of individual articles can be made by emailing us at gmusljicl@gmail.com. The Issue will also be available for purchase on Amazon.

The Summer 2016 Issue is a transcript of the symposium “Authors, Attribution, and Integrity: Examining Moral Rights in the United States United States,” which was hosted by the Copyright Office Center for Intellectual Property George Mason University School of Law. The symposium took place on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 101 Independence Avenue, SE Madison Building, Montpelier Room Washington, D.C.

We would like to thank all of the symposium speakers, especially Professor Jane Ginsburg for her keynote address. Professor Ginsburg’s article : The Most Moral of Rights: The Right to be Recognized as the Author of One’s Work, is included within the Summer 2016 Issue and can be found here.

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Candidate Member Class

The Journal of International Commercial Law is proud to announce the selection of candidate members for the 2016-17 academic year. The Board extends its warmest welcome to:

Alexa Small
Alyssa Davies
Charlie Crawford-Silva
Chris King
Chris Robertson
Jasmine Gandhi
Jonathan Soo Hoo
Julia Palermo
Katie Novak
Keri Hamilton
Lauren Fetsch
Mandi Hart
Matt Karas
Matt Kozakowski
Sarah Larson