stems from several ventures of international collaboration among a large number of universities in Europe, America and Asia. The Social Science Research Network will regularly publish Opinio Juris.
Opinio Juris is a generalist electronic open platform devoted to “Studies in Comparative and National Law”. It aims at enhancing the dialogue among all legal traditions in a broad sense e.g.:
- in a pure cultural sense in order to increase legal knowledge and to promote circulation of (and competition between) models and legal transplants;
- in a more political perspective, in order to harmonize, when possible/feasible, substantive (or procedural) civil law or private international law rules having regard to the different 'legal formants'.
Its international character, the fully anonymous peer review process and its openness to publication in several languages are among its challenging features. Finally, it offers an on-line discussion arena where comparative law experts may debate, similar to that experienced by the classic comparative law journals.
Yet, Opinio Juris will not desert exploring national law. The aim of diffusing contributions on national law as well, is to expand access to foreign legal materials and ideas to those who do not already have access to the traditional avenues (such as journals in the language of the explored legal system).Subscribe today.