San Diego Law Review

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The editors of the 1984 Law of the Sea Symposium asked that this Foreword concentrate on the future developments of the law of the sea. Implicit in the request is the assumption that the post-1984 period merits an examination of where the law of the sea is headed. the editors' assumption is a valid one. On the final date for signature, December 10, 1984, there were 159 signatures to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea the Convention. This number alone justifies the exploration of what lies ahead in the new era of oceans law, ushered in by the wide acceptance of a comprehensive Convention.