Recently, I was appointed Senior Associate Editor of the San Diego International Law Journal. The outgoing editorial board tasked us with organizing a symposium issue for next year. A symposium issue of a law journal is an issue devoted to a single topic. The publication is often preceded by 3-6 months with a conference at which several of the authors present and critique each other's papers. Our plan is to have a conference in Spring of 2009, and the release of the issue in Fall of 2009. The challenge now is finding authors to submit papers for inclusion in the issue and at the conference.
Our topic is Intellectual Property Law in Asia, with a focus on China. There will be one article each on Chinese patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and licensing law. Also, there will be articles on IP issues from various East Asian countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, and India, or any other countries in the region that we can find scholars on. There will be a couple of new laws on China IP soon, and little scholarly work has been done on the laws of several countries in the region. We are very excited to further the legal scholarship in these fields.
If you know anybody who specializes in these areas and would like to write a scholarly article, please contact me at WD.Lewis@gmail.com. If you know somebody who knows somebody that knows these areas, I'd still be thrilled to hear from you.
Thanks goes to Anna Han for the IP in China suggestion, and thanks goes to Dan Harris of China Law Blog for suggesting expanding the focus to cover other parts of Asia.