Lexington, VA ē Thursday, July 02, 2009
The German Law Journal, the first English-language legal periodical to comment on developments in German, European and international jurisprudence, will celebrate its tenth anniversary on July 2 in Berlin with a two-day symposium featuring world renowned scholars and experts in law and public policy.
The Journal, co-edited by W&L law professor Russell A. Miller with the help of W&L law students, is the leading peer-reviewed, online law review in the world. The Journalís treatment of comparative and international law attracts more than two million site visits from more than 50 countries each year.
The 2-day celebration will open with speeches at the Federal Ministry of Justice in Berlin on July 2. The second day will be a full-day scholarly symposium at the Faculty of Law of the Free University of Berlin.
Featured speakers include Brigitte Zypries, German Federal Minister of Justice, Dr. Armin von Bogdandy, Director of the Max Planck Institute for International Law, and Robert A. Pollard, Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs from the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
The symposium is sponsored and hosted in part by the German Ministry of Justice, who will pay expenses so that eight Washington and Lee law students can attend the celebration.
Oxford University Press recently announced the publication of a volume of essays from ten years of the German Law Journal, highlighting the Journalís contribution to transnational law scholarship. The book will be edited and published early 2010.