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Asian-Pacific law & policy journal   
The APLPJ is the first fully-functional, web-based, American legal journal dedicated to issues facing Asia and the Pacific Rim. The Journal strives to disseminate legal research by law professors, legal practitioners, social scientists, economists, and students; to increase awareness of legal issues impacting the region; and to provide a forum to discuss legal topics that fall within the Journal's geographic scope. In addition to the web format, the journal is available through the legal databases LexisNexis and Westlaw.
Boston College Third World Law Journal
Founded in 1978, the Third World Law Journal  appears twice per year with about 4-5 articles per issue. 
The journal includes issues affecting underrepresented populations, human and civil rights, immigration, women's and children's issues, and issues of disproportionate economic impact. Published twice annually, the Journal contains articles by outside authors, student notes, and student book reviews.
Bürgerrechte & Polizei/CILIP
Erscheint jährlich mit drei Ausgaben (im April, August, Dezember) . Online seit 1995.
"Seit 1978 dokumentiert und analysiert der Informationsdienst Bürgerrechte & Polizei/CILIP die gesetzlichen, organisatorischen und taktischen Veränderungen innerer Sicherheitspolitik in der Bundesrepublik. Darüber hinaus liefert Bürgerrechte & Polizei/CILIP Berichte, Nachrichten und Analysen zur Polizeientwicklung in Europa, zur Polizeihilfe für Länder der sogenannten Dritten Welt und zur Arbeit von Bürgerrechtsgruppen."
Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal
The CONNECTICUT PUBLIC INTEREST LAW JOURNAL is a student-run, scholarly journal that publishes works by professors, judges, practitioners, and students. All of the JOURNAL'S publications are subjected to a rigorous editorial process designed to sharpen and strengthen substance, tone, and accuracy.
Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy
Published by the Law School of Duke University, since 1997 one issue per year.
"It is an interdisciplinary publication devoted to discussion and consideration of gender issues in the context of law and public policy. The journal encourages works from multiple perspectives, with particular emphasis on practical analysis, in an effort to identify the connections between social science and the law, scholarship and public policy, and academic work and professional practice.."
Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law
The Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law (ISSN 1053-6736) was first established by the law school in 1990. Published on a semi-annual basis, the journal draws upon the law school faculty's academic specialties and school's J.D./LL.M in International and Comparative Law degree program. The journal publishes articles from international scholars and practitioners as well as student notes.
Duke Environmental Law & Policy
In 1991, the law school began publishing the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum (ISSN 1064-3958). Originally an interdisciplinary annual magazine, in recent years the forum has taken on traditional journal form with lead articles and comments submitted by noted scholars and practitioners and notes submitted by students. The forum takes advantage of the Law School's close relationship with the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy as it presents scholarship related to both the legal and policy analyses of environmental issues. The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum is published each Spring and Fall.
Duke Law Journal
The Duke Law Journal (ISSN 0012-7086) is published six times per year, in October, November, December, February, March, and April, at the Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0371. The journal is among the most prestigious and influential legal publications in the country. Edited by a student board, approximately one-third of each issue's contents consists of student notes dealing with current legal developments, with the remaining content being devoted to articles and comments by professors and practitioners. Generally one issue each year is devoted to administrative law and often another issue is in the form of a symposium.
E Law
E Law - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law is a general journal of law and legal issues published by the Murdoch University School of Law. The Editorial Board consists of academic staff and students of the School. 
E Law contains articles in four categories: 
- NetWatch - news of Internet resources for the legal community 
- Current Developments - reports and discussions of recent cases, legislation, books etc. 
- Materials for Comment / Works in Progress 
- Refereed Articles E Law contains articles in four categories: 
- NetWatch - news of Internet resources for the legal community 
- Current Developments - reports and discussions of recent cases, legislation, books etc. 
- Materials for Comment / Works in Progress 
- Refereed Articles
Electronic Journal of Comparative Law
The Electronic Journal of Comparative Law publishes articles relating to comparative private and public law, comparative legal aspects of information technology and the methodology of comparative law. As to the methodological aspects of comparative law, articles relating to any area (e.g. private law, public law, European law, international law) may be submitted. Articles discussing more substantive comparative private and public law topics will have to discuss and compare at least two legal systems.
ELSA Selected Papers on European Law
ELSA Selected Papers on European Law (ELSA SPEL) periodically provides a compilation of legal papers in the field of Private and Public European Law. ELSA SPEL is published twice a year on this website to provide an international readership with a source of literature that rarely finds its way to the regular legal periodicals: High quality papers written by students in the scope of their legal courses as well as academics. ELSA SPEL contributes to legal education as students throughout Europe are offered an incentive to enhance increasingly important academic and language skills.
Erasmus Law and Economics Review
Erasmus Law and Economics Review stemmed from the idea of some students in 2003 at the
European Master in Law & Economics, which have understood that economic analysis of law is becoming fundamental for the future of legal studies, to break down national barriers and enable lawyers from all over the world to communicate with each other by providing a common framework of thinking, in the way economists and other social scientists have always done.
Federal Courts Law Review
The Federal Courts Law Review (FCLR) is an electronic law review dedicated to legal scholarship relating to federal courts. Articles are from scholars, judges and distinguished practitioners. The editorial board, composed primarily of United States Magistrate Judges and law school professors, uniquely combines the insight of the federal judiciary with the perspective of law school academics. The FCLR, founded in July 1997, is a publication of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association
Forum Historiae Iuris
The FHI - the first European online magazin for legal history. The FHI is designed to use the internet as its platform and stands to the benefit of linked documents and a powerful search engine. The FHI serves the purpose of fast and worldwide publication of
  1. legal history articles

  2. reviews and announcements of newest literature

  3. research reports

  4. materials for studies and research in legal history

Harvard Human Rights Journal
The Harvard Human Rights Journal is an annual journal of international human rights scholarship published by the students of
Harvard Law School in cooperation with the Harvard Human Rights Program. The Journal publishes cutting-edge human rights scholarship by academics, practitioners, and students. In doing so, we provide a forum for dialogue and the exchange of ideas from a variety of international perspectives.
Historia Constitucional
"Historia Constitucional is an electronic journal co-edited by the
Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales of Madrid (that belongs to to the Spanish Presidency Department), and the Universidad de Oviedo, that has technical support of REDIRIS, organism of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (the main national institution for research) of Spain.
Human Relations, Authority and Justice
Experiences and Critiques "Attempt(s) to bring psychoanalytic and related psychodynamic approaches to bear on group, institutional, cultural and political processes" 
Human Rights & Human Welfare
Human Rights & Human Welfare: An International Review of Books and Other Publications publishes thematic review essays, book notes, a review digest and hosts a working papers website.
International Journal of Communications Law and Policy
IJCLP is a joint project involving the Administrative Law Department of the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law (ITM) at the University of Münster, Germany & the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, U.S.A. 
The Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics
This is a peer reviewed journal. Every published article has been reviewed by members of the editorial board and the editor-in-chief. All articles are archived by Internet Scientific Publications LLC and recognized by The Library of Congress Catalog of Publications.
International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family
Published on-line three times a year by the Oxford University Press since April 1996. Full text on-line since the end of 1998.
"The subject matter of the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family comprises the following: analyses of the law relating to the family which carry an interest beyond the jurisdiction dealt with, or which are of a comparative nature; theoretical analyses of family law; sociological literature concerning the family which is of special interest to law and legal policy; social policy literature of special interest to law and the family; literature in related disciplines (such as medicine, psychology, demography) which is of special relevance to law and the family; research findings in the above areas; reviews of books and relevant reports."
International Journal of Refugee Law
Published on-line four times a year by the Oxford University Press. Abstarcts on-line since Jan.1996, full text on-line since Oct. 1998.
"The International Journal of Refugee Law aims to stimulate research and thinking on refugee law and its development, taking account of the broadest range of State and international organization practice.  In addition, it serves as tool for all engaged in the protection of refugees and finding solutions to their problems. It regularly provides key information and commentary on today`s refugee critical issues."
Italian Labour Law e-journal
The preview  is updated in real-time as soon as author's contributions are accepted. The current issue is the last complete number, and is updated bimonthly. Old issues are filed among previous numbers, and are still available online for browsing or searching with the database search engine.

Journal for Crime, Conflict and Media Culture
Welcome to the Journal for Crime, Conflict and Media Culture, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal exploring the critical nexus of media culture, criminal justice and conflict.

Journal of Information, Law and Technology
JILT (The Journal of Information, Law & Technology) is an established but innovative electronic law journal covering a range of topics relating to IT law and applications. It contains a diversity of materials including peer reviewed and non-refereed articles, commentaries, work in progress articles, book and IT reviews, and conference reports and papers, as well as information papers, news and UK and global conferences.
Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture 
Published not regularly since 1993 by the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, State University of New York. The archive contains on-line issues since May 1993
"The Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture is a scholarly record of research and opinion on the intersection of crime, criminal justice, and popular culture."
The Journal of Philosophy, Science and Law
The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law is an interdisciplinary forum dedicated to examining issues in the intersection of applied philosophy, science, and the law. As science and technology advance, there will continue to be challenging philosophical and legal issues that need to be sorted out and thoroughly investigated. An analysis of these issues can have a significant and positive impact on educational programs, public policy, and professional practice.
Juridica International
These days, changes in the law are the rule rather than an exception. This is particularly true when it comes to countries in transition, of which Estonia is one. Social reality in Estonia has been characterised by major and extensive changes for a little more than a decade. In fact, the entire social system has changed. Law has naturally taken on an entirely new quality as part of this process.
The journal is a uniform database of full texts of the documents and issued in an electronic type and has no paper version. The journal is abstracted at VINITI, INION and TECHINFORMI
Just Response
Internet Magazine about truth, democracy, freedom and justice. Mainly international topics.
Law and Contemporary Problems
Established in 1933, Law & Contemporary Problems is the school's oldest journal. During the first forty years of publication, the quarterly journal was entirely faculty edited and managed. In the decade of the seventies, a student editorial board was added, although the journal continues to enjoy substantial faculty input. Distinctive in format and content, each issue is devoted to papers on a particular topic of contemporary interest.
Law, social justice & global development
LGD (Law, Social Justice and Global Development) is an innovative new electronic law journal covering a range of topics relating to legal issues surrounding the impact of globalisation on social development.  It contains a diversity of materials including peer reviewed and non-refereed articles, commentaries, work in progress articles, book  reviews, and conference reports and papers, as well as information papers, news and details of global conferences.
Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
Founded in 1994, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review was one of the first law journals to use interactive media to promote informed discourse about the interrelated legal, social, business, and public policy issues raised by emerging technologies. As one of the original online law journals in the world, MTTLR is a ground-breaking publication.
Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property
The Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (the "Journal") addresses subjects relating to law at the intersection of technology and intellectual property, including law and biotechnology, copyrights, the Internet, media, patents, telecommunications, and trademarks. The format of this online Journal permits these rapidly developing issues to be addressed in a timely manner by combining scholarly analyses with an examination of the current news in intellectual property law.
Richmond Journal of Law and Technology
The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is the first law review in the world to be published exclusively online. First published on April 10, 1995, the Journal focuses on the impact that computer-related and other emerging technologies have on the law. The Journal is published entirely by students of the University of Richmond School of Law. Publishing online has proved to be tremendously beneficial in allowing The Journal to reach a much wider audience than would have been possible using the traditional print medium.
Rutgers Journal Law and Religion
The Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion stems from the realization that as the world becomes figuratively smaller, and secular constructs such as law become more complex, an understanding of the role of religion within this transformation has become more crucial than ever.
SCRIPT-ed is the online journal of the
AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law  based in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh. The Centre was established on 1 April 2002 with generous support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Stanford Technology Law Review
This paper examines the laws that regulate government use of pen registers (devices that record dialed phone numbers) and "packet sniffers" (the Internet counterpart to the pen register, roughly speaking). Following a review of the basic history and development of the statutory and constitutional law governing privacy in communications, the paper takes a closer look at Title III's use of the concept of "contents" as the touchstone of its privacy scheme, and analyzes the difficulties inherent in that scheme.
University of Ottawa Law and Technology Journal
The University of Ottawa Law and Technology Journal is a bilingual (English and French), faculty-run, peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to scholarly articles on all aspects of law and technology. The Journal is interested in work on all aspects of this field, regardless of the type of technology, substantive area of law at issue, or theoretical or philosophical focus. The UOLTJ publishes articles on law and technology written by scholars from a range of disciplines, and encourages submissions of interdisciplinary work.
War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to understanding the conceptualization, etiology, and prevention of violations of international criminal and humanitarian law.  The journal is published in both online and print formats. 
Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
The Web Journal of Current Legal Issues is published bi-monthly on the WorldWide Web. The focus of the Journal is on current legal issues in judicial decisions, law reform, legislation, legal research, policy related socio-legal research, legal information, information technology and practice.
Western Criminology Review
Published since the summer of 1998, one issue contains an average of five articles.
The WCR is the official peer reviewed publication of the Western Society of Criminology which is devoted to the scientific study of crime. Keeping with the Society's mission - as stated by the president of WSC - the journal is meant "to provide a forum for publication and discussion of theory, research, policy, and practice in the interdisciplinary fields of criminology and criminal justice." The focus of its first issue is
Restorative Justice: Theory Meets Practice.

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Prof. Hans Geser

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der Universität Zürich
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