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:
Tables of Contents of numbers 1-66, with links to the entire contents in pdfs (see below)
The texts of Numbers 1-56 are also available on the database of HeinOnLine, a subscription website.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers for the International conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism, in collaboration with the University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law and Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law: Knowledge, Power and the Politics of Difference - Looking at Legal Pluralism “from Down-under”.
Also attached is a list of proposed panels linked to the conference theme.
The conference will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 15-17 July 2020.
Please send your abstracts to email@example.com (for the attention of Prof Jennifer Corrin) no later than January 31, 2020 (extended deadline).
Writing Workshop for young scholars
During the Brisbane Conference (15-17 July, 2020) Dik Roth organizes a Writing Workshop for young scholars aiming to publish their work in the Journal of Legal Pluralism. Click for more info.
CLP Conference Brisbane - CALL FOR PANELS
Call for Panels for the International Conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism in collaboration with the University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law and Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law: Knowledge, Power and the Politics of Difference - Looking at Legal Pluralism “from Down-under”.
The conference will be held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on July 15-17, 2020.
Please send your panel proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org (for the attention of Prof Jennifer Corrin) by no later than 7 October 2019.
This call for PANELS will be followed by a call for individual PAPERS in November 2019.
Save the Date - CLP Course & Conference 2020 in Brisbane
The dates for our upcoming Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference in Brisbane (Australia) are set: Course: 10-13 July, 2020 and Conference: 15-17 July, 2020. The Conference and Course will be co-organized by the School of Law at The University of Queensland. More information and a Call for Panels/Papers will follow. For now: save these dates!
The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS Law), is pleased to invite applications for either of two workshops to train law and society scholars who conduct research in Asia. TRIALS (Training Initiative for Asian Law and Society Scholars) workshops will feature a four-day introduction to the theories and literatures of law and society, individual mentoring by leading law and society scholars from around the world, and discussion of research methodologies, scholarly writing, preparation of manuscripts for publication, and career planning.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.