The Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce

Welcome to the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce (JMLC), a scholarly publication devoted to all aspects of admiralty and maritime law.

As of January 1, 2021, the JMLC is under new ownership at the Roger Williams University School of Law.

This website and the revitalized journal are very much under development, so please check back soon for updates. 

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Meet The Editors

The JMLC continues to be a professionally published journal with three Co-Editors-in-Chief: Jonathan Gutoff, Justin Kishbaugh, and Julia Wyman. The JMLC has a rotating staff of other editors and peer-reviewers in the field of maritime law.

Additionally, the JMLC has a cohort of student editors at the Roger Williams University School of Law who assist the Editors-in-Chief.

Meet the Editors
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Subscribe to the JMLC for 2022 (Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall issues)


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How Do I Get Involved Or Submit An Article?

Submit to the JMLC, become an editor or peer-reviewer, or a student editor.

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Current & Past Editions

Please check back here for current, past, and upcoming editions of the JMLC.

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The Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce was founded in 1969 by George Jay Joseph, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who saw the need for a law review exclusively devoted to maritime law. Through a generous gift by the Joseph family in 2021, the JMLC transferred hands to the Roger Williams University School of Law.


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