Vanderbilt Law Review

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It is a privilege and an honor to be invited to introduce the following collection of articles on State Trading. In planning and organizing this symposium, the Vanderbilt Law Review has chosen to deal with an important factor in contemporary economic life--a factor which has widespread ramifications in both domestic and international law. The included articles cover a wide variety of subjects, and represent view-points which differ considerably. They have the common quality of clear and full presentation of information about current problems, while at the same time suggesting further lines for investigation. Each article offers much of interest and value for those lawyers whose practice brings them into contact with various aspects of state trading. In addition to that important group, it should be valuable to those who are concerned with the broader subject of the way in which legal institutions are developed to cope with new economic patterns and problems.