Communications Law Journal Comes to GW

June 11, 2012

University Yard including George Washington statue and exterior of GW Law building with students gathering outside

George Washington University’s Law School will house its eighth prominent student-operated journal beginning this summer.

The Law School won a competitive bidding process to bring the Federal Communications Law Journal, a publication of the Federal Communications Bar Association, to campus. Its first issue will be released in the fall.

“The Law School has long been a national leader in communications, information technology and Internet law and policy,” said Law School Dean Paul Schiff Berman. “This new collaboration with the Federal Communications Bar will further cement our extraordinary integration of theory and practice in this crucial and constantly changing field.”

To encourage the journal committee to bring the journal to GW, the Law School’s Student Bar Association and the Cyberlaw Students Association emphasized their school’s national reputation for excellence and high achievement, pointing to the students who are vested in issues surrounding the communications industry and committed to producing superior journal writing.

The committee “saw in our school what we students already knew: Each day, GW students leave the classroom to put the law in action at the forefront of national discourse,” outgoing SBA President Nick Nikic said. “It’s why we came to GW.”

The seven other journals already housed at the Law School include: George Washington Law Review, George Washington International Law Review, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, Federal Circuit Bar Journal, International Law in Domestic Courts, Public Contract Law Journal and Journal of Energy and Environmental Law.