The Journal of Law looks like a conventional law review, but it is really a bundle of small, unconventional law journals, all published together in one volume.

This approach saves money over separate publication. It also frees editors of the individual journals to spend more time finding and refining good material, and less time dealing with mundane matters relating to the printing of their work product.

Thus the Journal of Law’s generic name: it is no one journal in particular, and it is not tied to any particular institution, subject, specialty, or method.

The idea is that the Journal of Law will be an incubator of sorts, providing for legal intellectuals something akin to what business schools’ incubators offer commercial entrepreneurs: friendly, small-scale, in-kind support for promising, unconventional ideas for which (a) there might be a market, but (b) there is not yet backing among established, deep-pocketed powers-that-be.

For a more elaborate explanation, see
Ross E. Davies, Like Water for Law Reviews: An Introduction to the Journal of Law, 1 J.L. 1 (2011)


The way the Journal of Law works is that the editors of each journal-within-the-Journal-of-Law make their own publication decisions. So, the thing to do is poke around among the journals (links to all are on the right-hand side of the Journal of Law homepage) to see if there is anyone to whom you would like to submit your work.


For now, the print version of the Journal of Law is available only as a gift distributed to individuals and institutions selected by the editors. To request a place on the list, please email us at editors@greenbag.org.


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