Thus, it is highly appropriate for the Fordham Center on European Union Law and the Fordham International Law Journal ("ILJ") to join efforts to celebrate the achievements of the European Community, with particular recognition of the role and influence of the EC Court of Justice. Our conference, Fifty Years of European Community Law, held on February 29 and March 1, 2008, assembled thirty leading European and American experts in EU law fields, together with five former Court of Justice members and national court judges, for an impressive program reviewing different fields. This issue of the ILJ is the first of three issues publishing papers, either longer articles or shorter essays, authored by speakers at the conference. Initially providing a historical perspective of the creation of the EC, George Mason University Professor Desmond Dinan has contributed Fifty Years of European Integration: A Remarkable Achievement. Professor Dinan's recent history of the EC and EU, Europe Recast, is an invaluable survey of the political, social, economic and cultural evolution of the EC.
Roger J. Goebel,
Fifty Years of European Community Law ,
31 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1097
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