Academic journal article Washington and Lee Law Review

Introduction: Mission Accomplished

Academic journal article Washington and Lee Law Review

Introduction: Mission Accomplished

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The process of selecting a symposium topic is an extremely difficult mission that every editorial board confronts each year. There are several challenging questions that must be addressed in order to produce a highquality symposium, such as: Is the topic relevant? What will be our contribution to legal scholarship? Can we engage the brilliant scholars in this area of the law? Can we engage our student body? Each positive response to these questions inches us closer to our goal: Publication of a Law Review book in which the strength of each Article provides unique insights that make us - the reader - better lawyers. This Book accomplished just that.

This year's Symposium Book - Restitution Rollout: The Restatement (Third) of Restitution & Unjust Enrichment - surpassed all of the Review's expectations. We selected authors by invitation and by a call for papers. The call for papers broadened and enriched the Symposium's scholarship by attracting beginning scholars and lawyers in addition to the usual (restitution) suspects. The quality of discussion during the Symposium and the extraordinary Articles submitted gives us great confidence that this Book will shape the way lawyers analyze the Restatement. …

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