The Global Journal of Comparative Law is a peer-reviewed periodical that provides a dynamic platform for the dissemination of ideas on comparative law and reports on developments in the field of comparative law from all parts of the world. In our contemporary globalised world, it is almost impossible to isolate developments in the law in one jurisdiction or society from those in another. At the same time, what is traditionally called comparative law is increasingly subsumed under aspects of international law. The GJCL therefore aims to keep the discipline of comparative legal studies vigorous and dynamic by deepening the space for comparative work in its transnational context.
PAPER SUBMISSIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: Original and stimulating papers on all areas of law from established as well as new researchers from all parts of the world are welcome. The papers are anonymously reviewed and authors are notified of the outcome within six weeks of receipt of the manuscript.
JOURNAL DETAILS: The editorial team is truly global, and cosmopolitan in thought, representing all parts of the world. Some of the topics the journal has so far included are comparative necessity in tort law in the United States and England, the taxonomy of judicial independence, the transposition of an EU directive on product liability into Islamic law, sovereign wealth funds, and climate change and the protection of coastal communities. Established scholars such as Professors Ben Richardson, Mark Findlay, Kofi Kuffour, Eugene Clark and Nathan Tamblyn have published in the journal. The foreword to the inaugural edition was written by Lord Justice Anthony Clarke of the UK Supreme Court.