Saturday, January 17, 2009

Journal of Civil Law Studies

I missed the kick-off last year of the peer-reviewed, on-line Journal of Civil Law Studies. It is published by the Center of Civil Law Studies (CCLS) of the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and has a distinguished board of editors. According to the CCLS's announcement:
The JCLS is circulated freely and electronically; authors hold the copyright to their contribution. The JCLS is referenced like any printed periodical, and off-prints are available for authors. The JCLS webpage also publishes additional materials, such as pre-publications of forthcoming papers and translations of JCLS articles.***

The JCLS is intended to promote a multidisciplinary and pluralistic approach, and to focus on [1] the evolution of the law in mixed jurisdictions, chiefly Louisiana; [2] the evolution of the civil law in an English speaking environment; [3] the impact of globalization on the evolution of the civil law and the common law; [4] the impact of the civil law and the common law outside the western world and their interrelation with other legal traditions; [5] bridging the divide between civil law and common law in the American hemisphere and in the European area; and [6] the combination of the civil law and common law traditions in the harmonization and unification processes, with a focus on linguistic issues.
Volume 1, devoted to Revisiting the Distinction Between Persons and Things, includes several works of legal history.

Hat tip.