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Friday, July 5, 2013

Call for Submissions: Fordham International Law Journal, Asia-Pacific Issue

My friend and colleague Carl Minzner has asked me to post the following announcement. He adds, "In an unsolicited advertisement on their behalf, I will say that I had a very good experience working with them in publishing my recent article on Chinese legal education, and they were quite capable of handling all of my Chinese-language footnotes."

Call for Submissions: Fordham International Law Journal, Asia-Pacific Issue

In the 2013-2014 academic year, the Fordham International Law Journal will publish its first issue devoted exclusively to legal and policy topics related to the Asia-Pacific region. Similar to the Journal’s annual European Union issue, in which many distinguished scholars, practitioners, and officials have been published, the annual Asia-Pacific issue aims to be a preeminent resource for legal and policy scholarship on the Asia-Pacific region. The Fordham International Law Journal has consistently published a diverse array of notable authors, including Madeleine Albright, Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Philippe Kirsch, and is seeking to provide support and opportunity for authors focusing on this critical region.

The Journal thus invites all scholars, commentators, practitioners, and officials interested in being published in the Journal’s first annual Asia-Pacific issue to submit relevant articles, essays, comments, notes, or reviews for consideration. If selected for publication, submissions will be edited by the Journal’s staff and Editorial Board throughout the summer and fall, with publication planned for the spring.
 
Submission Guidelines

Draft submissions should be emailed as Word document attachments to ILJarticles@law.fordham.edu, along with the author’s curriculum vitae (CV) and “Fordham ILJ Asia-Pacific Issue Submission” written in the subject line. Generally, submissions should range between 5,000 and 25,000 words (approximately 10 to 50 pages), though the Journal recognizes that different topics demand various lengths and will not reject submissions solely because they fall above or below this range. To the extent possible, footnotes should follow standard Bluebook formatting rules.

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though should be sent as soon as possible for best consideration. All submissions will be reviewed by the Journal’s Executive Board, which will consider, among other things, the quality of the writing, the timeliness of the topic, and the importance of the issue.

 

July 5, 2013 in Other, Publications | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Another shoe drops in the Chinese arbitration mess

Some readers may know that the Chinese international arbitration system is in a confused mess following the declarations of independence from CIETAC of its Shanghai and Shenzhen branches. (The whole thing is admirably summarized in this May 2013 post from the China Law Blog.) The basic problem is whether courts will recognize and enforce awards from the now independent Shanghai and Shenzhen entities. A Suzhou court has said no - but on the grounds that Shanghai entity that conducted the arbitration, having declared independence from CIETAC, wasn't the arbitration body the parties had agreed to. There still remains an unanswered question: since China doesn't recognize ad hoc arbitration, it's still not clear whether an unambiguous agreement on arbitration at one of the new entities will be uniformly enforced. Will courts recognize them as properly authorized arbitration organs? A Shenzhen court has said yes (see the linked report above), but other courts don't have to follow suit.

July 4, 2013 in Commentary, News - Chinese Law | Permalink | Comments (1)