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Call For Papers

2016 RIPL Video Game Call for Papers

The John Marshall Law School

Review of Intellectual Property Law


The John Marshall Law School’s Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL) will publish a video game law themed issue. This issue will be the 3rd issue in the 16th volume.

We are honored to invite the world’s practitioners and scholars in the field to write on intellectual property issues surrounding video game law. The themed issue will bring together an inspiring group of individuals on the cutting edge of an ever developing field of law. RIPL invites these authors to publish their writings in our journal in the 2017 RIPL themed issue.

RIPL is an honors law review comprised of top students participating in the internationally recognized intellectual property program at The John Marshall Law School. These students have a variety of IP backgrounds, experience in trade secret, patent, trademark, and copyright law, and an extensive amount of editing experience.  Since its founding, RIPL has earned accolades and judicial citation by publishing renowned authors, including Justice John Paul Stevens, Chief Judge Paul Michel, Judge Richard Linn, Donald Chisum, and Maria Pallante.

Topics for past themed issues include constitutional law, criminal law and environmental law. Last year’s symposium on art restitution and cultural preservation in the context of international human rights brought together a wide range of experts in the fields of history, museum management, law and human rights.  We look forward to an equally stimulating and impactful symposium again this year.

Submission Guidelines

RIPL is pleased to invite you to propose a paper on any topic encompassed by the Symposium theme. These topics may include copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, right of publicity, and any other area of law involving the video game industry so long as it covers some aspect of intellectual property law.  Please submit your proposal by August 19th, with the aim of a manuscript submission by December 15th, to the Managing Editor via email at the address listed below. Submissions should be Word or text files, double-spaced, in 12-point font.  Accepted papers will be published and authors may be invited to present their works at the Symposium. For questions regarding submissions, contact Managing Editor Adam Ernette at

We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal and joining us for the Symposium.

Adam Ernette

Managing Editor

The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law

(412) 592-5428