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Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal

The Fordham Intellectual Property Media and Entertainment Law Journal (IPLJ) invites submissions for papers for our 28th annual Symposium Edition, Spring 2018. This year, IPLJ will focus on the values underlying our commitment to free speech, and the need to balance these protections with civility and respect for human welfare. Submitted papers should be centered around the impact of freedom of expression and free press on the media, and focus on similar legal issues that we will discuss in our Symposium, including:


(1) European Union Comparative Law, examining the differing treatment of free of speech in Europe; how—and whether—the United States should regulate content produced by media entities and social media platforms; as well as broader restrictions on hate speech.

(2) The Death of Political Neutrality and the increasing level of polarized political views in media organizations. Suggested topics include: whether the news and matters of public concern should be presented in a neutral manner; and whether policies similar to the Fairness Doctrine would create unconstitutional restrictions on freedom of the press, or foster productive discourse.

(3) Safeguarding Information Integrity in the Era of Fake News. The promulgation of fake news on the internet raises important legal issues regarding non-press media outlets and social media platforms. How do we regulate those who aren’t held accountable to the same legal standards as the press, or restrict the mediums in which fake news can be disseminated?


In addition to our Symposium, IPLJ will explore more broad issues relating to freedom of expression, including: whether we should limit free speech protections given the current political climate; cyber bullying and online misogyny; and the doctrine’s effect on intellectual property rights.


Accepted papers will be featured at the Symposium, and will published in the upcoming Spring 2018 issue of our publication. Submissions are due by January 15, 2018. Please submit articles via email to, and include a resume or CV.  Decisions will be made on a rolling basis as articles are received.


Organizational contact:
Katarina Varriale, Senior Articles Editor
Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, Room LL-127
New York, NY 10023


The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal invites submission of unsolicited manuscripts.  We accept submissions from academics, practitioners, and Fordham Law students.


While we prefer electronic submissions, we will continue to accept submissions by mail. If you submit your article by mail rather than electronically, please include a word count in the cover letter.


All submissions must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015).


Our review period for each Volume begins in June of each year with earliest offers extended in July.  We regret that we cannot expedite review of submissions received between February and May.  Submissions received after January will be considered for the next review period.


The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Review strongly prefers to receive submissions via Scholastica. We will also consider hard copy submissions, but cannot accept unsolicited submissions via email.



If you are unable to submit via Scholastica, manuscripts, including author’s e-mail address, phone number, and other pertinent contact information should be mailed to:


Senior Articles Editor
Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023


We regret that manuscripts cannot be returned except on receipt of return postage.


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