Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Professor Bergsten: Launch of Journal of Dispute Prevention and Resolution

Lex Arbitri – The Indian Arbitration Blog’ has, for sometime, acted as a forum to bring together persons interested in arbitration and allied areas of law. We have discussed developments in India and abroad in the areas of our interest and have attained moderate success in becoming a preferred source of information and analysis in the areas we cover. The encouraging responses we received include those from the French Arbitration Committee, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the organizers of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and several readers who left encouraging comments on the blog. This warm reception from our readers gives us the confidence and the sense of responsibility to embark on an expansion of our activities.

Today, on the ocassion of the 80th birthday of Professor Eric Bergsten, who, apart from being a professor at Pace University and former Secretary of UNCITRAL is primarily responsible for the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and in honour of him, the Lex Arbitri team would like to announce the launch of The Journal of Dispute Prevention and Resolution.

While blog posts offer several benefits like flexibility, immediate publication and accessibility, a journal comes with its own set of advantages – peer review, wider acceptance in academic circles, etc. We at Lex Arbitri seek to tap the advantages that both these mediums can offer. With the launch of the Journal, Lex Arbitri will move to a registered domain – Upon reaching the home page, the reader will be able to access the Lex Arbitri Blog or the journal. In interest of access, we plan to make all articles in the journal accessible online for free. Also, in interest of immediate publication, we will upload each article as and when it is approved for publication by the editorial board. Print issues will be taken out biennially.

As you can imagine, starting a journal and making it a success requires a highly spirited, talented and dedicated team. Therefore, Lex Arbitri is currently looking to put together a Board of Editors for the new Journal. The Board will be selected by the Lex Arbitri team by a three pronged process – (i) evaluation of CVs and Statements of Purpose; (ii) Editing Test; (iii) telephonic/personal interview.

Applications are invited for the following positions

1. Content Editor – 3 positions

2. Citations Editor – 2 positions

3. Administrative Secretary to the Board of Editors – 1 position

The applications (with CV and Statement of Purpose) are to be emailed to deepakelanthoor[at]gmail[dot]com, on or before 23:59 hrs., August 5, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to the Lex Arbitri Team :) Wish you luck on this new endeavour :)


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