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.

Annotated Bibliography of Spanish-English Legal Translation and Interpretation

Professor Gladys Matthews of the College of Charleston reviews various Spanish langauge legal dictionaries and bilingual legal dictionaries in the following article available online:

An Annotated Bibliography of Spanish-English Legal Translation and Interpretation

Gladys Matthews

Proteus Newsletter of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators

Vol. 19,  No.1 (Spring 2010)

Pages 9-12.

Online version of article is only available to members of NAJIT.

http://www.najit.org/publications/proteus.php

Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study

Christopher  Hodges, Stefan Vogenauer and Magdalena Tubilacka have published the following article on SSRN:   Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study.

Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1511714

Countries studied are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England and Wales, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA.  

The Appendices look very interesting

I. Questionnaire 49

II. Contributors to the Comparative Study 53

III. Ranges of Lawyers’ Hourly Rates 55

IV. Case Studies: Minimum costs risk for claimant 58

V. Summaries of amounts of Court Fees and Lawyers’ Fees 73

VI. Success and Contingency Fees 81

VII. Abbreviations 83

Table of Contents Service for Spanish Journals

The information portal of the Government of the Community(region)of Valencia in Spain maintains the Bolsum Electrònic database, which includes table of contents for many Spanish legal and social science journals. Most of the journal have TOC information from the inception of the publication. Links to the journals are also provided.

Bolsum Electrònic

Catalan/ Valencian version

http://www1.pre.gva.es/argos/va/contenido_general/recursos/bolsum/listado_de_revistas_por_orden_alfabetico/?no_cache=1

Spanish version

http://www1.pre.gva.es/argos/es/contenido_general/recursos/bolsum/listado_de_revistas_por_orden_alfabetico/?no_cache=1

PixeLegis: University of Seville Digital Legal Books Project

The University of Seville Library has an ongoing project to digitize its law related titles. The PixeLegis project is posting out of  copyright texts online., The majority of texts are from the 19thCentury. The focus of the collection is Spanish law and civil law in general. Books are available in Spanish, Latin, French, German and English.  A nice feature of the site is the breakdown of texts by area of law. This should prove useful to scholars interested in historical legal developments in Spain or Latin America. Un millón de gracias a nuestros colegas en la Universidad de Sevilla. 

PixeLegis  http://bib.us.es/derecho/recursos/pixelegis/index-ides-idweb.html

Online article repository: E-Prints Complutense

E-Prints Complutense is a full-text repository of articles, dissertations and theses written by faculty and students of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. The database allows browsing by subject and author, in addition to keyword searches. The repository covers many subjects in addition to law, so it should be particularly useful for interdisciplinary research.  Muchas gracias a nuestros colegas madrileños.

E-Prints Complutense   http://eprints.ucm.es/

Grant opportunity for human rights clinics working in Spain and Latin America

If your law school runs a clinic that promotes human rights in the Iberian peninsula or Latin America, you may wish to apply for the King of Spain Human Rights Prize (III Premio Rey de España de Derechos Humanos).  A panel composed of government officials and administrators form the University of Alcalá will award 30,000 to the winning organization. Applications, in Spanish,  are available online at http://www.defensordelpueblo.es/resoluciones/convocatoria_III_premio.pdf.  Deadline for submissions is Sept. 15, 2008.  ¡Buena suerte!