Italian Journal of Public Law

Italian Journal of Public Law

Current issue and archives are available free of charge.

From the journal description:

The Italian Journal of Public Law IJPL was established in 2009 by a small group of scholars based in several Italian universities, with the encouragement and support of scholars from other countries.

IJPL has the ambition to serve as a bridge between the Italian and other legal cultures and therefore encourages the submission of studies, comments and review articles from lawyers and social scientists from all over the world.

IJPL is interested in publishing pieces in all areas of public law, especially with regard to administrative and constitutional law. Both comparative and theoretical approaches are particularly welcomed.


The latest issue of the “German Law Journal” has an article about this journal , which includes links to other online Italian legal journals.

Giancinto della Cananea. On Bridging Legal cultures: The Italian  Journal of Public Law.

11 German Law Journal 1281 (November 2010).






GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics

The Gujarat National Law University of India is publishing the GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics.

From the description:

The GNLU Journal of law, Development and Politics (GJLDP) is a biannual, interdisciplinary journal which focuses on law, development and politics; is published by the Editorial Board of Gujarat National Law University and is administered by faculty and students of the University. The purpose of GJLDP is to provide our readers with information on recent developments affecting laws, development and various political issues.

The Student Editors alongwith Faculty Editors and an Editor-in-Chief of GJLDP, research, edit, and cite check the submitted manuscripts. The Student Editors are chosen annually by the faculty editors of the Journal.

Aberdeen Student Law Review

A new student edited legal journal from Scotland:

Aberdeen Student Law Review

Inaugural issue (Vol.1, July 2010)

From the Web site description:

The Aberdeen Student Law Review is a journal written and edited by the students of the University of Aberdeen’s Law School. Only the second of its kind in Scotland, the ASLR is a platform for students (both at undergraduate and postgraduate level) to submit scholarly essays and case notes on an area of law of their choice.

The purpose of the Review is to showcase the work of the students of Aberdeen, highlighting the many areas of law which are taught and researched at this university. As such, we welcome submissions on any area of Scots law, as well as articles with an international or historical focus.

RUNNERS – TOC service from Ritsumeikan University

RUNNERS, Ritsumeikan University New Episteme Academic Information Retrieval System, is a free table of contents service for academic journals from around the world. RUNNERS includes journals from many disciplines, so you need to dig to find the legal publications. Author and title searching is also available. Many thanks to the folks at Ritsumeiken Univeristy in Japan for this useful service.


New Journal: San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law

The University of San Diego School of Law has published the inaugural issue of the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law. $27 per issue.

San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law

Table of Contents of Volume 1, 2009

Ist Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium: Federal Preemption or State Prerogative: California inteh Face of National Climate Policy  -  Richard Lazarus

Energy Efficiency and Federalism – Ann Carlson

State Greenhouse Gas Regulation, Federal Climate Change Legislation, and the Preemption Sword - William Buzbee

The History of State Action in the Environmental Realm: A Presumption Against Preemption in Climate Change Law – Victor Flatt

Regional Climate Regulation: From State Competition to State Collaboration – Lesley McAllister

Decentralizing Cap and Trade? The Question of State Stringency – Alice Kaswan

The Clean Water Act and Power Plant Cooling Water Intake Structrures – John Minan

Climate Law and Policy in North America: Prospects for Regionalism – Neil Craik and Joseph Dimento

Climate Adaption and Federalism: Mapping the Issues – Daniel Farber

Tsinghua China Law Review

We have received the inaugural  issue of Tsinghua China Law Review. Wishing Carlton Willey and the folks at Tsinghua Law School the best of luck with their new journal.

Tsinghua China Law Review

Table of Contents, Volume 1 Number1, Spring 2009

The Necessity of Codification of China’s Private International Law: A Study from the Perspective of the Historical Development of Chinese Conflicts Law

CHEN Weizuo, Tsinghua Law School

Gathering Momentum for US-China Cooperation on Climate Change

 Steve Wolfson, US Environmental Protection Agency

A Comparative Study of Lawyers’ Ethics in the US and PRC: Attorney-Client Privilege and Duty of Confidentiality  

XI Xu, Baker & McKenzie LLP

A Look at China’s Antidumping Policies and Practices  

R. Shane McNamara, UCLA School of Law

Law and Literature in the Tang Dynasty: Imperial Scholar Bai Juyi and the Concept of Panwen

Norman P. Ho, Harvard University

The Conflict and Harmony on Interpretation of
Hong Kong Basic Law

WANG Xuanwei, Tsinghua Law School

For additional information, see our earlier post on the journal

Publicist: online supplement to Berkeley Journal of International Law

Last week Erika wrote about the Legal Workshop consortium of law reviews. This month also saw the launch of “Publicist,” the online companion to the Berkeley Journal of International Law. Volume 1 is devoted to the UN Law of the Sea Convention. It will also feature shorter articles less encumbered with citations.

Publicist: Berkeley Journal of International Law

From  Brian R. Israel & Louise S. Gibbons, announcing the launch of “Publicist”:

It is our great pleasure to introduce Publicist, an online publication of the Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL). Publicist supplements BJIL’s print journal with comparatively shorter and more frequent essays written by leading practitioners and scholars of international law. “The teachings of the most highly qualified publicists of the various nations” are identified as a subsidiary source of international law in the Statute of the International Court of Justice. Publicist is designed to facilitate the rapid, global dissemination of teachings of these contemporary “publicists.”

Publicist welcomes submissions analyzing current topics in public and private international law. Essays should be brief (around 3000) and more-lightly-footnoted than a traditional law review article. The concise format facilitates the rapid publication of essays. We aim to edit and publish submissions within weeks of acceptance.  In order to do this, BJIL editors will not verify each citation as we do for our print journal; ultimate responsibility for accuracy rests with authors.


Table of Contents Service for Spanish Journals

The information portal of the Government of the Community(region)of Valencia in Spain maintains the Bolsum Electrònic database, which includes table of contents for many Spanish legal and social science journals. Most of the journal have TOC information from the inception of the publication. Links to the journals are also provided.

Bolsum Electrònic

Catalan/ Valencian version

Spanish version

Tsinghua China Law Review

Tsinghua Law School, the MIT of China, has a new English language law journal: Tsinghua China Law Review. The first issue is due later this year.

tap tip to Carlton Willey, the editor -in-chief.

From the official announcment:

The Tsinghua China Law Review is a new law journal at the Tsinghua University

School of Law in Beijing, China. The TCLR is an English‐language academic journal

aimed at a global audience, publishing articles on legal topics relating to China. The

TCLR Board of Editors is a collaborative effort between foreign students in the

Tsinghua LLM Program in Chinese Law and Chinese students at the Tsinghua School

of Law. The journal will follow a U.S. law journal format. It will be published biannually

and distributed to subscribers in the U.S., China, and throughout the world.


Call for Submissions

The TCLR is currently seeking high‐quality scholarly articles for its upcoming issue.

Articles should be original works of legal analysis on topics relating to Chinese law

or other legal issues that pertain to China. Citations are required for all points of

law, assertions of fact, or references to other works. Citations should be in footnotes

and formatted in accordance with the Bluebook (

Articles may be submitted by email, in Word format, to or

in hard copy, along with a CD‐ROM electronic copy, to the Tsinghua School of Law.

Kindly email the preceding address for postal information. The current Call for

Submissions is open until April 3, 2009. Submitted articles will be considered on

a rolling basis.


A Note on the Language of Publication

The main body of articles should be written in English. However, Chinese‐language

legal terminology, citations, or references to laws or other original sources may be

provided in Chinese, and will be translated by the TCLR editorial staff. In addition,

for articles that regularly reference Chinese‐language laws or other materials, the

TCLR editorial staff will translate the materials to English so that they may be

included as appendices to the article for publication.

Website: The TCLR website will be hosted by the Eastlaw service, and is currently under construction.  Once complete, from the site one can view abstracts of published articles, submit articles, subscribe to the journal, and receive information about symposia events, etc.  If you would like to subscribe to our listserv to receive periodic email updates (only critical emails, perhaps one per month), kindly send an email to with the phrase “[Subscribe TCLR listserv]” in the subject line. 

Göttingen Journal of International Law

The University of Göttingen in Germany has published a new open access journal titled: Göttingen Journal of International Law. Contents include articles, recent developments, and book  reviews. Contenst are in English. . Vielen Dank to our friends in Germany. Hat tip to Jacob Katz Cogan.

Göttingen Journal of International Law


Nice to see some public international law research available for free. The December 12, 2008 issue of the Times Literary Supplement puts law book price increases in historical perspective. John Hudson’s review of “Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession” includes the folowing on page 28: “In Bologna, around 1300 AD, James Brundage tells us, a new law book cost on average 35 Bolognese pounds, more than some houses.”