05 January 2012

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DCU Socio-Legal Studies Review

The DCU Socio-Legal Studies Review is accepting submissions for its inaugural volume. The review is a peer-reviewed law journal, which focuses on socio-legal scholarly work, both national and international. This is the only such review in Ireland, and represents a unique platform for work by scholars and practitioners in this area.

Socio-Legal studies encompass the study of law in society. This includes empirical and theoretical research both at the national and international level, focusing on the social, cultural and economic context in which laws are made and enforced. For more information on socio-legal research see the homepage of the Socio-Legal Research Centre.


Submissions are welcome on a broad range of legal issues, which evaluate the impact of legal rules on the society in which they operate and consider the influence of society on the development of law. We accept submissions, including articles, casenotes and recent legislative and judicial updates from undergraduate and postgraduate students, practitioners and trainees.

The guideline length for submissions is 4000 to 6000 words for articles, and 2000 words for casenotes and updates.

Submissions should be formatted in line with the OSCOLA Ireland citation guidelines. Editing, where required, will be done only with the agreement of the author. Features should be submitted in word format to lawreview@dcu.ie . The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 16th February 2012 at 5.00 p.m.

Please include the name of the author, and details of professional or student status and contact details in the body of the email. As the peer-review process is anonymous, we ask you not to include your personal details on the submission itself.

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