New Argentine Law Journals from Ediciones Infojus

Argentina’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights publishing house Ediciones Infojus recently launched five legal journals that will be available free of charge on their Infojus legal portal site. All five journals will publish three issues per year. Registration is required to access the full-text.

http://www.infojus.gov.ar/index.php?kk_seccion=revistas

Details about  the five journals:
Revista de Derecho Privado (ISSN 2250-8015)
volume 1 devoted to BioLaw and includes an index.

Revista Derecho Público (ISSN 2250-8031)
Volume 1 includes full-text of selected new statutes and articles on communications law, protection of rural land, UNASUR, and  economic aspects of foreign investment laws.

Revista Derecho Penal (ISSN 2250-8066)
Volume 1 focuses on alternatives to incarceration and includes an index.

Revista Derecho del Trabajo (ISSN 2250-8074)
Voulme 1 devoted to outsourcing.  Includes legislative and case law updates and an index.

Filosofía del Derecho (ISSN 2250-8058)
Volume 1 contains articles on theoretical, methodological and normative aspects of law.

Additional information about this journal project is available in Spanish at
http://www.prensa.argentina.ar/2012/06/05/31291-alak-presento-ediciones-infojus.php

Eunomía: Revista en Cultura de la Legaildad

Spanish publisher Tirant lo Blanch has released volume 1 of the peer-reviewed journal “Eunomía Revista en Cultura de la Legaildad.”
ISSN: 2253-6655.

The journal will publish interdisciplinary articles on philosophical, theoretical and scientific approaches to law and legal culture. Contributions from legal scholars, sociologists, philosophers, and political scientists around the world are welcome.

According to the editors’ open letter to readers and authors, Eunomia was the Greek goddess of “good order” or “good laws.” Eunomia  was often depicted as one of the three Horae, which included Dike (goddess of justice) and Eirene (goddess of peace).

Each journal issue consists of five parts:
1. Estudios – in-depth articles on specific topics.
2. Foro y Agora (forum and agora) – shorter, more topical pieces.
3. Voces de Cultura de la Legalidad  (voices of the culture of law) – explorations of legal concepts.
4. Releyendo (re-reading) – commentary on a classic legal text.
5. Rincón de lecturas (reading corner) – book reviews.

Full-text of journal content is freely available at
http://eunomia.tirant.com/

Table of contents of selected articles from volume 1:
Twelve Questions on Principia iuris
Multicultural Jurisdiction in the Liberal State: A Critical Assessment
In Defense of the Dignity of Law
2010 Amendment to the Spanish PenaI Code
Political Immunities in Italy: Between Protection Measures and Privilege
The Eradication of the Torture as a Legal Objective: the Highs and the Lows of the Contribution of  International Law

All articles are in Spanish, but abstracts and keywords are available in English.

New legal scholarship forum: Stanford Law Review Online

Stanford Law School announces the launch of the Law Review’s new website, Stanford Law Review Online.

www.stanfordlawreview.org

The site will be a forum for scholars and practitioners to write in a timely manner about legal topics in the news. These web-only articles will be closer in size and style to a newspaper Op-Ed than to a typical Law Review article. The goal is to combine the top-flight legal analysis of a law journal with the quick turnaround and readability of a blog.

The very first article, California’s De Facto Sentencing Commissions, by Professor Robert Weisberg.

You can now also follow the Review on Twitter @StanLRev

Open Access Law Journals – “One Journal at a Time”

Judy Janes and Marissa Andrea just published a good article on open access law journals.  Their article, “One Journal at a Time,” includes a few paragraphs providing “a brief history of open access.”  In addition, they comment upon how “the success of RSS feeds, SSRN alerts and SMARTCILP/CLJC email updates has further accelerated the transition to Open Access journals.”

In their “Learn More” section of the article they link to a video presentation where Dick “Danner discusses Open Access and the Durham Statement and also his paper entitled “The Durham Statement on Open Access One Year Later: Preservation and Access to Legal Scholarship” available at SSRN.”

Other resources linked in the Janes and Andrea article include:

Directory of Open Access Journals

Science Commons Open Access Law Project

and

New York Law School list of law reviews with online content

This movement will benefit us all, as Janes and Andrea state it:

. . . As more journals become available on the Internet through an initiative called Open Access, published legal scholarship — once only available in print form from law libraries, or online through proprietary databases ­— will reach a wider audience. This is a movement not only benefiting practicing attorneys, but historians, scholars and members of the public with legal research interests, who will be able to access legal scholarship by simply googling a topic.

The Journal of Law – “Like Water for Law Reviews”

Another Volume #1, Issue #1, just came across my desk:  The Journal of Law.

The Journal of Law looks like a conventional law review, but it is really a bundle of small, unconventional law journals, all published together in one volume.  This approach saves money over separate publications.  It also frees editors of the individual journals to spend more time finding and refining good material . . .  The idea is that the Journal of Law will be an incubator of sorts, providing for legal intellectuals something akin to what business schools’ incubators offer commercial entrepreneurs: friendly, small-scale, in-kind support for promising, unconventional ideas for which (a) there might be a market, but (b) there is not yet backing among established, deep-pocketed powers-that-be.

This first issue contains three journals:

Pub. L. Misc. is a project of James C. Ho of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Trevor W. Morrison of the Columbia University School of Law.  Their plan is to provide a forum for the publication of a relatively neglected body of legal material: constitutional documents, recent and ancient, that originate outside of Article III of the U.S. Constitution.

Law & Commentary is an experiment in non-blind peer review in which signed reviews (by senior, influential scholars) are published side-by-side with the reviewed work.  The first issue features an article by Stuart Chinn of the University of Oregon School of Law, with commentary by Bruce Ackerman of the Yale Law School and Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas School of Law.

The Congressional Record, FantasyLaw Edition, is a student-edited journal . . . focusing on empirical analysis of the activities of federal legislators.

More about the journal, including its full text and an explanation of why it is “like water for law reviews” here:  www.journaloflaw.us

It’s in print too and will be “as long as the most prestigious law reviews appear in print, . . . ”  As for when it will “abandon ink and paper” it cites, among other things, the Durham Statement.

Roman Legal Tradition Journal

Roman Legal Tradition

http://www.romanlegaltradition.org/

From the journal description:

Roman Legal Tradition is a peer-reviewed journal published online by the Ames Foundation and the University of Glasgow School of Law. ISSN 1943-6483.

The journal aims to promote the study of the civilian tradition in English. The editors welcome contributions on any aspect of the civilian tradition in ancient, medieval, and modern law.

All articles and reviews published in Roman Legal Tradition are available from this site free of charge. In addition, all articles and reviews are also available to subscribers of HeinOnline. We encourage readers to use and distribute these materials as they see fit, but ask readers not to make any commercial use of these materials without seeking the consent of the editors and relevant authors.

 

Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies

New journal from the Hebrew University Faculty of Law: Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies

Volume 1 is available online full-text:

http://law.huji.ac.il/eng/pirsumim.asp?cat=2062&in=1957

Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies is a law journal dedicated to in-depth discussions of important studies of and in law. Each issue consists of two symposia on a book or a research-project, which entail critical comments by commentators and a response by the person whose research project it is.

Additional information about the journal available on the Legal Theory Blog:

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/2010/09/journal-announcement-the-jerusalem-review-of-legal-studies.html


GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics

The Gujarat National Law University of India is publishing the GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics.

http://www.gnlu.ac.in/GJLDPAboutUs.htm

From the description:

The GNLU Journal of law, Development and Politics (GJLDP) is a biannual, interdisciplinary journal which focuses on law, development and politics; is published by the Editorial Board of Gujarat National Law University and is administered by faculty and students of the University. The purpose of GJLDP is to provide our readers with information on recent developments affecting laws, development and various political issues.

The Student Editors alongwith Faculty Editors and an Editor-in-Chief of GJLDP, research, edit, and cite check the submitted manuscripts. The Student Editors are chosen annually by the faculty editors of the Journal.


Aberdeen Student Law Review

A new student edited legal journal from Scotland:

Aberdeen Student Law Review

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/law/aslr/

Inaugural issue (Vol.1, July 2010)

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/law/documents/Volume_I_ASLR.pdf

From the Web site description:

The Aberdeen Student Law Review is a journal written and edited by the students of the University of Aberdeen’s Law School. Only the second of its kind in Scotland, the ASLR is a platform for students (both at undergraduate and postgraduate level) to submit scholarly essays and case notes on an area of law of their choice.

The purpose of the Review is to showcase the work of the students of Aberdeen, highlighting the many areas of law which are taught and researched at this university. As such, we welcome submissions on any area of Scots law, as well as articles with an international or historical focus.

South Caucasus Law Journal

The German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) has published the inaugural issue of the South Caucasus Law Journal. It appears that the journal will be free and available online. Articles are published in Russian and English.

Information about the South Caucasus Law Journal:

http://www.gtz.de/en/weltweit/europa-kaukasus-zentralasien/30344.htm

Editorial Board of the South Caucasus Law Journal
Email: lawjournal_caucasus@gtz.de
Full-text of Volume 1, Issue 1:  http://www.gtz.de/en/dokumente/gtz2010-ru-en-south-caucasus-law-journal.pdf

Table of Contents for Volume 1, Issue 1(2010)

Paata Turava

Right to Property According to the Georgian Constitution 96

• Tamar Zarandia / Tea Jugheli

Abuse of Property Rights and Terms of Non-alienation According to Georgian and French Laws 104

• Vafaddin Ibaev

Protection of rights to property in practice of the European Court of Humen Rights 112

• Norbert Bernsdorff

Protection of Possessions according to ECHR between effet utile on the one hand and Margin of Appreciation or Judicial Self-restraint on the other hand 120

• Mekhman Sultanov

Property and ownership – Azerbaijan practice 129

• Araik Tunyan

Problems of the Legal Status of Apartments as Real Estate Property 135

• Anar Bagirov

Concept and legal civil meaning of the possession as an element of the right to ownership 141

• Karen Sardaryan

Problems of Regulating Institutionof Development of Land Plotsunder the Legislationof the Republic of Armenia 152

Case law review

• Norbert Bernsdorff

Report on Judicial Practice of the European Court for Human Rights with regard to individual applications v. Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in 2009 155

• Felix Tokhyan

Constitutionally permitted restrictionsof the right to ownership in practiceof the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia 159

Comments on court decisions

• Elena Fileeva

Case Kvitsiani v. Georgia 163

• Mary Japaridze

Case Nikolaishvili v. Georgia 165

• Ara Ghazaryan

Problems of Execution by Armenia of Meltex judgment of ECHR 168

• David Khachatryan

The Legal Resolution of the ECHR on Case of Nikoghosyan and Melkonyan v. Armenia: The Questions of Proof in the ECHR and the Legal Consequences for the Judicial Practice of the Republic of Armenia 171

Book review

Contemporary State, contemporary administration – Levan Izoria 175