Wednesday, March 9, 2016

CFP: A Journal of Legal History at Swinburne Law

[We have the following all for papers for Legal History, a relaunched journal of, well, legal history, at the Swinburne Law School in Melbourne, Australia.]

Legal History is being relaunched with a new series in 2016 with its new academic host, Swinburne Law School. Dr Amanda Scardamaglia and Dr Jessica Lake have been announced as joint editors, with two issues planned for 2016.

We are calling for papers for the new series on any subject relating to legal history in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region or other common law countries. Although the focus is generally on Australia, the new series will also extend its interests from South Asia to North America.  Papers should be between 3,000-10,000 words. Shorter pieces are encouraged, including memoirs. Book reviews (of no more than 1,000 words) are also welcome. Full papers are required by 14 March 2016 and will be subject to a peer review process. Successful papers will be published later this year. All papers should subscribe to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.

Papers must include an abstract of approximately 200 words and a short author biography Papers should be submitted in Word format to with the subject line CFP: Legal History.

The editors are also calling for expressions of interest from those interested in being involved in an advisory capacity and as reviewers for the journal.

Legal History
is an Australian scholarly journal devoted to the history of the law and legal institutions in Australia, the region, and more broadly of the common law world. The journal promotes legal history as being vital to understanding the context and meaning of law today and to informing future directions. We encourage submissions from all jurisdictions and welcome contributions of an interdisciplinary, transnational or comparative character. Legal History is published by Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Swinburne Law School was officially launched in February 2015, with Professor Dan Hunter appointed as Foundational Dean. The Swinburne LLB has a focus on commercial law with an emphasis on intellectual property, technology and creativity. Swinburne Law School offers an innovative degree that will enable its students to work in the new knowledge economy.