Founded in 2007, the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) is a European University Institute (EUI) review dedicated to the promotion of legal scholarship. It publishes articles on any topic of legal scholarship relating to international, comparative and European law, or legal theory. A strict and rigorous anonymous peer-review procedure ensures the quality and equal standing of articles submitted by professors, practitioners or students, and a distinctive linguistic policy and expertise gives authors the opportunity to publish their papers in most European languages. Furthermore, managerial and editorial decisions and work is carried out independently by graduate researchers, something still uncommon in Europe.
EJLS serves two additional goals. First, it equips students with valuable editing and organizational experience as well as writing skills, since Book Reviews are exclusively done by editorial members. Secondly, in harmony with the European nature of the EUI and its cultural and linguistic diversity, the EJLS particularly encourages submissions by young academics and less known Western and Eastern European authors fostering a true European legal sphere. It is the EJLS firm conviction that the latter can only be achieved when the quality of ideas, and not geographic or rank divides, prevails.
Current PublicationsThe most recent issue can be found here.
Uploads of our most recent articles selected for advance publication can be found below. These are posted to the website as soon as they are finalized, and are later integrated (and paginated) into the next available issue.