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The Business of Law Publishing in a Globalised World: Opportunities and Challenges
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el Martes, 29 de Mayo 2018, 14:00 - 16:30
C/ Serrano, 26-4ºderecha. Madrid.
Fide holds this session. To attend, it is essential to request assistance to Victoria Dal Lago ( Please ask for registration conditions.

Speaker: Finola O’Sullivan, Director of legal publications of Cambridge University Press (*)

Moderator: Carlos Espósito, Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of the Autonoma University of Madrid. Member of FIDE´s Academic Council


With over 25 years’ experience of publishing books for lawyers across student, professional, and academic markets, Finola O’Sullivan will offer some observations on the business of publishing for lawyers in today’s world. The talk will cover a wide range of topics such as the rise of English as the international language of academic law scholarship, list building plans, open access, eBooks versus printed books, the economics of law publishing, publishing strategies after Brexit and many other fascinating issues concerning the past, present and future of law books and journals.

Schedule: The session will be held between 14:00 and 16:30 hours, reserving the first half-hour for an informal snack.

(*)Finola O’Sullivan is from Ireland. She is a graduate of University College Dublin and worked in her early career as an Assistant Librarian at the Law Library (Bar of Ireland) at the Four Courts. She was Butterworth Law Publishers’ first employee on the island of Ireland and developed an Irish law book list to meet the needs of both practitioners and students. In 1997 she moved to Cambridge University Press to develop the international law list which was prompted by the acquisition of Grotius Publications from the late Elihu Lauterpacht. Today she manages a globally based editorial team from New York thru Cambridge to Singapore, who between them publish almost 200 titles annually. Academic law is now among the top five subjects at the Press and aiming for further growth.

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