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Acta Juridica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica     Open Access  
Actualidad Jurídica Ambiental     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Amicus Curiae     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Amsterdam Law Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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Annales Canonici     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Appeal : Review of Current Law and Law Reform     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Article 40     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asy-Syir'ah : Jurnal Ilmu Syari'ah dan Hukum     Open Access  
Australasian Law Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Feminist Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Indigenous Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ave Maria Law Review     Free   (Followers: 3)
Badamai Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ballot     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of Law & Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bar News: The Journal of the NSW Bar Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Beijing Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Berkeley Technology Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 12)
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Boletín de la Asociación Internacional de Derecho Cooperativo     Open Access  
Bond Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Boston College Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Boston University Law Review     Free   (Followers: 11)
BRICS Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Brigham Young University Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
British Journal of American Legal Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brooklyn Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of Legal Medicine     Open Access  
Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Business and Human Rights Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos de Dereito Actual     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Informação Jurídica     Open Access  
Cadernos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito - PPGDir./UFRGS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Ibero-Americanos de Direito Sanitário     Open Access  
Cahiers, Droit, Sciences et Technologies     Open Access  
California Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
California Lawyer     Free  
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Cambridge Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 165)
Campbell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Case Western Reserve Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Časopis pro právní vědu a praxi     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Catholic University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chicago-Kent Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Journal of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chinese Law & Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cleveland State Law Review     Free   (Followers: 2)
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Colombia Forense     Open Access  
Columbia Journal of Environmental Law     Free   (Followers: 10)
Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Columbia Law Review (Sidebar)     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Commercial Law Quarterly: The Journal of the Commercial Law Association of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Comparative Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Con-texto     Open Access  
Conflict Resolution Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Cornell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Analysis of Law : An International & Interdisciplinary Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cuestiones Juridicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Danube     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
De Jure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
De Rebus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Debater a Europa     Open Access  
Defense Counsel Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Denning Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
DePaul Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Derecho Animal. Forum of Animal Law Studies     Open Access  
Derecho PUCP     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Derechos en Acción     Open Access  
Dicle Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Die Verwaltung     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Dikaion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dike     Open Access  
Diké : Revista Jurídica     Open Access  
Direito e Desenvolvimento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Direito e Liberdade     Open Access  
Diritto penale contemporaneo     Free   (Followers: 2)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dixi     Open Access  
Droit et Cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Droit et Médecine Bucco-Dentaire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Droit, Déontologie & Soin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Drug Science, Policy and Law     Full-text available via subscription  
Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Duke Forum for Law & Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Duke Law & Technology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Duke Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
DULR Online     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East Asia Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ecology Law Quarterly     Free   (Followers: 4)
Edinburgh Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Education and the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Election Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Energy Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Environmental Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Environmental Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
ERA-Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Erasmus Law Review     Open Access  
Erciyes Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Espaço Jurídico : Journal of Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ethnopolitics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
EU Agrarian Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Europaisches Journal fur Minderheitenfragen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Energy and Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
European Journal for Education Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Law and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 163)
European Public Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
European Review of Contract Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
European Review of Private Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Evaluation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Evidence & Policy : A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Faulkner Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Federal Communication Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Federal Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Federal Probation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Feminist Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
feminists@law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Fiat Justisia     Open Access  

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Australian Journal of Legal History
Number of Followers: 14  
 
  Full-text available via subscription Subscription journal
ISSN (Print) 1323-1391
Published by RMIT Publishing Homepage  [399 journals]
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - The Myth of Sir Owen Dixon
    • Abstract: Ritter, David
      Owen Dixon retired in April 1964 after a career of twenty-three years as a Puisne Judge and then twelve years as Chief Justice. A survey of what is written and said about him since his retirement is examined in political and legal-historical context to disclose how the former Chief Justice is mythologised and to what ends the myth of Dixon has been employed.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - The Ambiguity of Sedition: The Trials of William Fardon
           Burns
    • Abstract: Douglas, Roger
      The prosecution of William Fardon Burns was a classical political trial in a number of ways and the government prosecuted him on three counts of publishing seditious words. The decision to prosecute was political, Burn's defence was a political one and like many political trials its outcome was unclear.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Causation, Science and Sir Owen Dixon
    • Abstract: Lunney, Mark
      Dixon delivered an address to the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria in Melbourne in 1933 concerning the possible approaches the law should take to recognise its limitations when confronted with complicated scientific questions. Then in an address given to a general meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Chemical Institute, he suggested ways in which the scientific expert might be prepared, personally and by counsel, for the task of giving scientific evidence in a court of law.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - The Schoolgirl and the Horse-whipped Parson: An Account
           of an Early Wellington Cause Celebre
    • Abstract: Finn, Jeremy
      A case study of a trial of a person in a position of social privilege for a sexual offence during the 1850s in New Zealand is illustrated. Reverend Arthur Baker an Anglican priest was prosecuted for allegedly indecently assaulting Mary Schroder, a schoolgirl, but he was successful in having the conviction set aside in the Supreme Court and then filed a writ in the Supreme Court seeking damages for assault by George Schroder, the girl's father.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Hawkesworth's Voyages: The First 'Australian' Copyright
           Litigation
    • Abstract: Leeming, Mark
      Australia's first copyright litigation was in 1773 when ex parte injunctions were granted by the Lord Chancellor, later dissolved in two suits directed to protecting the valuable property in Hawkesworth's Voyages. Because of the coincidence of its timing, its price and its quality, Hawkesworth's Voyage served as an effective example of the issues at stake in the crucial and parliamentary development of the law.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Magwitch's Forbears: Returning from Transportation in
           Eighteenth-century London
    • Abstract: Durston, Gregory
      A study examining the Old Bailey court, the only forum in Metropolitan area that tried returnees in significant numbers, and its prosecution of prematurely returned transports between 1718 and 1799 focusing on the way in which they were apprehended, convicted and punished is illustrated. Transportation provided the prisoners an intermediate punishment between death and immediate release without occasioning the considerable costs entailed in long-term penal imprisonment.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Dowling's Select Cases 1828 to 1844: Decisions of the
           Supreme Court of New South Wales [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Petrow, Stefan
      Publishers details for: Dowling's Select Cases 1828 to 1844: Decisions of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, by T D Castle and Bruce Kercher (Eds), Sydney: The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, 2005, Lxxxii. Includes footnote.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Murdering Holiness: The Trials of Franz Creffield and
           George Mitchell [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Biber, Katherine
      Publishers details for: Murdering Holiness: The Trials of Franz Creffield and George Mitchell, by Jim Phillips and Rosemary Gartner, UBC Press, 2003. Includes footnotes.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - The Nature of Partnership in Roman Law
    • Abstract: Randazzo, Salvo
      The Roman partnership is not based on management but on contributed goods and the analysis presented shows that the idea of the Roman contract of societas is embedded in Civil Law and in the discipline of civil obligations. Medieval annotators were prevented from giving shape to an independent commercial law because of Roman jurists' linearity of construction, but forced the nature of Roman juridical relation.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Justinian and Mathematics: An Analysis of the Digest's
           Compilation Plan
    • Abstract: Furlong, PJ
      The Digest, is a collection of existing Roman private legal writings issued in a single volume of fifty books and the compilation was carried out by Justinian's Second Law Commission and took three years to complete. A study embarking upon a detailed study of the Digest, intending to shed light upon its method of compilation is illustrated.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Half Light between War and Peace: Herbert Vere Evatt,
           the Rule of International Law, and the Corfu Channel Case
    • Abstract: Maher, Laurence W
      The Court can only regard the alleged right of intervention [of the United Kingdom] as the manifestation of a policy of force, such as has, in the past, given rise to most serious abuses and such as cannot, whatever be the present defects in international organization find a place in international law. Intervention is perhaps still less admissible in the particular form it would take here: for, from the nature of things, it would be reserved for the most powerful States, and might easily lead to perverting the administration of international justice itself.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Sir Alfred Stephen and the Reform of the Court System
           in Van Diemen's Land
    • Abstract: Low, Alex
      Sir Alfred Stephen reformed the Courts in Van Diemen's Land because he was sincerely motivated by the Benethamite philosophy of utility, with a desire to make the law a better instrument to serve the society's needs. He wanted to reform the Courts in a coordinated manner so that the whole administration of Justice could be transformed by simplifying its proceedings in the Supreme Court, to make litigation cheaper and to lessen delays.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Alex Castles, Australian Legal History and the Courts
    • Abstract: Kirby, Michael
      'An Australian Legal History', a ground-breaking work by Alex Castles, a noted media commentator and a great public talker, is the first book to take Australian laws and legal institutions as its entire subject matter. He was one of the foundation Members of the Australian Law Reform Commission set up in 1975.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Assimilation, Lutheranism and the 1950s Justice of
           Kriewaldt
    • Abstract: Douglas, Heather
      Justice Kriewaldt was judge of the Northern Territory Supreme Court from 1951 to 1960 and his work was regarded as a benchmark of fairness and justice in the administration of justice to Aboriginals. He believed that one of the principles of assimilation was that the law should be applied equally to both Aboriginal as well as whites.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Contemplating the Testimony of 'Others': James Stephen,
           The Colonial Office, and the Fate of Australian Aboriginal Evidence Acts,
           Circa 1839-1849
    • Abstract: Smandych, Russell
      Some of the works of previous Australian and comparative legal historians who have commented on the colonial Australian Aboriginal evidence bill debates are presented. This would provide a more in depth account of a significant episode in the shift toward applying colonial criminal law to Indigenous peoples in nineteenth century British settler societies.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - The Boundaries of Colonial Criminal Law in Relation to
           Inter-Aboriginal Conflict ('Inter Se Offences') in Western Australia in
           the 1830s-1840s
    • Abstract: Hunter, Ann
      The approach of the colonial government and courts to the application of British criminal law to murder and assaults between Aborigines in Western Australia is examined. For this examination the R v Helia and the R v Wewar cases are used and comparisons are made with key New South Wales cases in the 1830s and 1840s.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - The Westphalian Model in Defining International Law:
           Challenging the Myth
    • Abstract: Beaulac, Stephane
      'Westphalia' is one of those powerful words, which has its own existence as an active force within human consciousness. The expression 'Westphalian model' acts as an organic instrument, which can demonstrate, and may actually be strategically used to carry, tremendous social power within the shared consciousness of the international community.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Calvin's Case and the Origins of the Rule Governing
           'Conquest' in English Law
    • Abstract: Loughton, Gavin
      Calvin's case made English politicians, lawyers and writers think about the concept of 'conquest' in a systematic way in the early seventeenth century. The analysis of conquest in Calvin's case constitutes the earliest version of the conquest rule in an English law report, which had a remarkable influence.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Sir Edward Coke and the Elizabethan Age [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Powell, Damian X
      Publishers details for: Sir Edward Coke and the Elizabethan Age, by Allen D Boyer, Stanford University Press, 2003.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - English Lawyers: Between Market and State [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McQueen, Rob
      Publishers details for: English Lawyers: Between Market And State, by Richard Label, OUP, Oxford & New York, 2003. Includes footnotes.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - A Pathology of Insolvents: Melbourne, 1871-1915
    • Abstract: Weaver, John C
      Insolvencies in Melbourne during the late 1880s reveal a gambling culture, careless business practices, or the caprices of illness and accidents, and insolvencies including failures among land boomers, which had an impact on trades-people and labourers. The hard-luck traders and workers, inept but honest entrepreneurs, crooked boomers, and the boomers' victims formed an analytic organization of insolvents, which does not focus on specific trades and classes.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - A Canadian 'World without Bankruptcy': The Failure of
           Bankruptcy Reform at the End of the Nineteenth Century
    • Abstract: Telfer, Thomas G W
      The reasons behind the failure of the federal reform with the repeal of the Insolvent Act in 1880 initiatives during the nineteenth century are studied. The failure of Parliament to reinstate a national bankruptcy law after Confederation ended in failure due to the fact that the general principle of whether to have a bankruptcy law at all was a matter of dispute in the Parliament and the variety of federal proposals made a stable outcome unlikely.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Bankruptcy and the Entrepreneurial Ethos in Antebellum
           American Law
    • Abstract: Balleisen, Edward J
      The 1841 Bankruptcy Act reflects the opinions and actions of the federal government and the nation's legal fraternity, which depended on congressional initiative. The strategies of lawyers representing the nation's bankrupts and their creditors were the ones who actually shaped the workings of the federal bankruptcy system and the antebellum America's experiment with bankruptcy was shaped more powerfully because of the impulse to nature entrepreneurial ambitions.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - A Recognizable Law & Economics Jurisprudence': How
           Much 'Wealth'- and 'Welfare'-Maximizing Took Place in the Courts,
           Legislatures, and Customs of Eighteenth and Nineteenth-century Common-law
           Domains'
    • Abstract: Karsten, Peter
      This essay asks how well Law and Economics theories and claims describe the real behaviour of jurists, legislators and ordinary people in the past. It is not intended to serve as a critique of the soundness of Law and Economics reasoning in the fields of contract, tort, property, legislation, and custom (or, for that matter, in the fields of civil rights, crime, or civil liberties law), which strikes, in general, as being quite plausible and powerful. But that is neither here nor there. This paper seeks only to estimate the importance (or relative unimportance) of two core law and economics theories - those of 'wealth-maximizing' and 'welfare-maximizing' - among common-law jurists, legislators and ordinary folk in nineteenth century North America and the Antipodes.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Jurisdictional Competition and the Evolution of the
           Common Law: A Hypothesis
    • Abstract: Klerman, Daniel
      A study analysing the implications of competition for the evolution of the common law in England is illustrated. An important legal change in England from the twelfth century to the nineteenth century was that the courts competed by giving the plaintiffs more leverage. This 'leverage' involved giving plaintiffs more choices, making court procedures cheaper, swifter and more effective and developing legal doctrines. These changes in turn made it difficult for defendants to prevail; the result of competition among the courts led to pro-plaintiff bias in the common law.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
 
 
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