Established in 2009, the AAU Law Forum is the Anglo-American University John H. Carey II School of Law’s (“JCSL”) flagship legal journal. As such, the AAU Law Forum has a proud, distinguished history of publishing a wide array of legal scholarship.

Today, JCSL and the Institute for Anglo American-Central European Business Law (“AACE Institute”) announced a new direction for the AAU Law Forum.  In addition, the AAU Law Forum’s inaugural 2018–2019 Student Editorial Board was announced, along with a call for papers.

New Direction

The AAU Law Forum will build on its proud history and continue to publish meaningful articles by an array of legal scholars, including judges, academics, and practitioners.  

Moving forward, the JCSL’s AACE Institute will assume responsibility for the AAU Law Forum.  The AAU Law Forum will focus more on emergent academic concerns which transcend Anglo-American and Central European countries, across respective legal jurisdictions, generally related to building dynamic and innovative business relationships.

The AAU Law Forum will also be adopting an entirely digital distribution platform with interactive features to expand and better reach its audience for its biannual publication. 

Student Editorial Board

The AAU Law Forum will now be entirely student managed and self-supported. 

A Faculty Advisory Board from JCSL will mentor an Editorial Board of students, which will perform all daily operations and be responsible for making all production and editorial decisions.  The Editorial Board will subject all content, even by the most respected authorities, to a rigorous editorial process, designed to sharpen not only technical but substantive accuracy.  

The AAU Law Forum’s inaugural 2018–2019 Student Editorial Board is:

          Co-Editors-in Chief        Natalia Kokešová

                                                 Angelina Liverko

          Production Editor           Hanna Ripper

          Articles Editor                Zina Abdelkarim

Call for Papers

The AAU Law Forum issued the following call for papers: 

Today, the Central European states comprising the Visegrád Group, or V4 (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia), are emerging from a sustained period of significant regional economic expansion.  Yet, although the V4 has prospered, regional economic growth has somewhat stagnated, in part due to fettered innovation.  Across the V4, internationally-minded startups and entrepreneurs looking to achieve greater scale for their business models are increasingly struggling to cross into new markets and expand within their home markets, failing to realize significant investments in new, innovative and possibly disruptive technologies.

In part, this is because V4 governments have not adopted or adapted laws and regulations which encourage startups and entrepreneurs to innovate, by providing greater clarity as to a wide array of concerns, including corporate governance, technological changes, intellectual property, and venture capital. 

Our next issue will focus on the V4, to understand how government regulations directly and indirectly impact startups and entrepreneurs with a collaborative view of renewing theoretical questions about how governments may respond to foster greater innovation.
We invite authors to submit manuscripts which either broadly or specifically explore these concerns.

To submit an inquiry about this call, or to submit a manuscript for consideration, please visit

Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2018

More Information

For more information, please visit:

John H. Carey II School of Law

AACE Institute                                      

AAU Law Forum                                      

Publication date: June 05, 2018