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About the Journal

The Journal of Law and Legal Studies is a generalist journal that aims to provide an avenue for the publication of high quality, peer-reviewed research on wide-ranging areas of law and legal studies that are of contemporary interest. Founded at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa’s Faculty of Law, the Journal provides a platform for national and cross-national debates and dialogues on topics in both public and private law, as well as interdisciplinary contributions that are relevant to legal studies. The Journal welcomes contributions that are national, comparative or international in approach.

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee, composed of individuals from diverse spheres of practice and academia, is responsible for the production of the journal. The Committee consists of the General Editor and Editors who oversee the peer review and publication processes for the journal. The members of the current Editorial Board are:

Wanjiru Ngige

Joshua Wabwire

Nomfundo Ramalekana

Magalie Masamba

Ndjodi Ndyeunyema

Duncan Okubasu

Rajendra Senchuray

Hassan Yilmatkzin

Solomon Lempere

Rosemary Mwanza

The Publication Process

The Journal publishes in two volumes in a year; one in March and another in September. Each volume includes articles, book reviews and case notes. Once a manuscript is received, the Editorial Committee decides whether to forward it for peer review within three (3) weeks after submission. Every manuscript is, at the initial stage, subjected to blind peer review by two reviewers selected on the basis of their areas of academic or professional competence and specialization. The average period for completing the peer review process is approximately two months, after which the final decision on a manuscript is communicated to the submitting author. The Journal will first appear in both electronic and print versions.

Information for Authors

We receive manuscripts on a rolling basis. Generally, article manuscripts may not exceed 10,000 words, including footnotes. Longer articles may be published if the Editorial Committee finds that there is a compelling reason to warrant their publication. Case notes and book reviews must range between 2000-3000 words, including footnotes. Manuscripts should be send on email to the General Editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Authors should comply with the latest version of the OSCOLA guidelines in preparing manuscripts for submission. In addition, authors should ensure that manuscripts have an abstract of between 100-150 words, and five (5) keywords.

 

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