16 November 2012


I received the following letter from the Editors of the German Law Journal:

Dear Readers:

We are pleased to announce that the new issue of the German Law Journal, Review of Developments in German, European & International Jurisprudence, is now available at: www.germanlawjournal.com.

It contains a Symposium, edited by GLJ guest editors, Elaine Fahey and Ester Herlin-Karnell, on the relationship between EU Law and Global Governance. We are very grateful for the opportunity to publish these excellent papers and would also like to thank the student editorial team at Washington & Lee University's College of Law for their fine work in producing this issue in the middle of a busy term.

Please allow us, as well, to draw your attention to the new report on the state and future of legal research in Germany, issued by the German Scientific Council - Deutscher Wissenschaftsrat - just a couple of days ago. This excellently researched, comprehensive report will be the reference for an engaged discussion about the challenges of legal research (and, education) for years to come, and we are pleased that the German Law Journal is mentioned as an example for the importance of English language, online legal commentary (page 70). The report can be found here: http://www.wissenschaftsrat.de/index.php?id=1092&L=

Another happy note is Professor Weiler's appreciative nod to the German Law Journal's digital and no-cost presence, in the latest EJIL editorial, which can be found here: http://www.ejil.org/pdfs/23/3/2297.pdf. On page 4, he notes: "The principal case for going ‘digital only’ is that if we did that we could offer EJIL, in the very same form it is published today, as a free service to the whole world and simply abolish subscriptions, following the admirable model of the German Law Journal."

Well, that's nice, and makes us happy. As it should.

Thus elevated, we wish you, our readers, near and far, as always: Happy Reading!

Russell Miller & Peer Zumbansen
Editors in Chief
The Editors

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