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Journal of Legal Pluralism

The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law (JLP) is devoted to scholarly writing and documentation on all aspects of legal pluralism and unofficial law everywhere in the world and at all times. Published since 1969, first under the title African Law Studies (issues 1-18) it is a refereed, independent, interdisciplinary, international journal. From 2013, the JLP is in volume format (volume 45 onwards). Number 1-66 are all freely available if you scroll down this page.

Since March 2013, the Journal of Legal Pluralism is an official publication of the Commission of Legal Pluralism and is available through the Taylor & Francis group. The three issues per year are available both electronically and in hard copy. Subscriptions to the online version are available at a reduced rate of €31.26 for Commission members and are bundled within the Commission membership fee. A one-year subscription to the print copy of the JLP in addition to the electronic access costs € 53.00 for Commission Members. Institutional subscribers need to go through the Taylor & Francis Group. Please visit the JLP page of the Taylor & Francis website to find out more about the most recent issues and to access all articles and book reviews.

For more information please contact the editor-in-chief, Dik Roth: Dik.Roth@wur.nl


The Journal of legal pluralism website also contains:

  1. Tables of Contents of numbers 1-66, with links to the entire contents in pdfs (see below)
  2. Book Review Index
  3. Abstracts of Articles from number 43 up to the most recent issue
  4. JLP Author Guidelines
  5. Information about the JLP including Associate Editors and Editorial Advisory Board


The texts of Numbers 1-56 are also available on the database of HeinOnLine, a subscription website.
 

Subscriptions

Effective March 2013, the Journal of Legal Pluralism is published as an official publication of the Commission of Legal Pluralism and is available through the Taylor & Francis group. There are now three issues per year, available both electronically and in hard copy. Subscriptions to the online version are available at a reduced rate of €31.26 Commission members and are bundled within the Commission membership fee. A one-year subscription to the print copy of the JLP in addition to the electronic access costs € 53.00 for Commission Members. Institutional subscribers need to go through the Taylor & Francis Group. Please see the JLP's information at the Taylor & Francis website here.

Back numbers of African Law Studies and the Journal of Legal Pluralism prior to nr. 48 are available from William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 1285 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14209-1987, United States, mail@wshein.com.

 



Call for papers: 9th International Conference on Culture and International Law

The Center for International Law Studies (CILS) Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia in collaboration with Faculty of Law Brawijaya University are pleased to announce the 9th CILS International Conference on Culture and International Law. The Conference will be located at the Faculty of Law, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia on 2-3 October 2018. We invite all legal scholars and professionals from within and outside Indonesia to submit abstracts and paper over current developments and legal issues in international law within the scope of the current theme.

Should you have further inquiries, please contact Ms. Anbar Jayadi and Ms. Dita Liliansa at cilsconference@ui.ac.id.

Global South Writing Workshops

The Centre for Law and Global Justice, Cardiff University, is running a series of writing workshops with partners in the global south, and with UK socio-legal journals and the British Academy. The workshops are being run as mentoring, learning and advice sessions for scholars interested in developing and publishing socio-legal work. Workshops will be held in autumn 2018 in Accra, Nairobi, Bangalore and Recife. More details can be found here.

In Memoriam Gordon Woodman (1937-2017)

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Gordon Woodman who was one of the founding fathers of the Commission on Legal Pluralism and its Journal. Keebet von Benda-Beckmann and Ulrike Wanitzek wrote an In Memoriam for him which is now published in the Journal of Legal Pluralism. You can download it through this link. Gordon will be missed dearly.

Registration open for Annual Conference of the Law and Development Research Network in Leiden

The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society is hosting the annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network in Leiden, on 19-21 September, 2018. The theme of the conference is Interfaces. A more detailed programme is available at http://www.leidenlawconference.nl/8-conferences/38-interfaces. Registration can be done via the website as well. 

18th IUAES World Congres, July 16-20, 2018

The 18th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) has the following general subject: The past, present and future of anthropological knowledge. It will be hosted by the Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Florianópolis, the capital city of the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina, with the support of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA). This will be the first world congress of anthropology to be held in South America since a first meeting in London in 1934.

Panel proposals can be submitted until 30 October 2017. A call for papers to be included in accepted panels will be open from 1 December 2017.

For more information, check: http://www.iuaes2018.org/site/capa

LSA Annual Meeting 2018, June 7-10, 2018

The Law and Society Association (LSA) and the Canadian Law and Society Association jointly organize a meeting in Toronto: “Law at the crossroads: le droit a la croisée des chemins”. Date: June 7-10, 2018. Venue: Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Canada.

For paper and session proposals, see: http://www.lawandsociety.org/Toronto2018/toronto2018.html

In Memoriam John Griffiths (1940-2017)

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of John Griffiths. John developed his interest in sociology of law in the early 1970s and he started teaching this subject in 1973 at New York University. He moved to the University of Groningen in 1976, were he was appointed Professor in 1977. Until his retirement in 2015 he lived and worked in Groningen. He was one of the founding fathers of the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law and will be remembered for his contribution in early debates about the content and scope of the concept of legal pluralism. John will be missed by his many former-colleagues, graduate students and friends.