Links

Contents:

Associations, Networks:

Other International Groupings

Journals

Blogs

Research Centers, Institutions

Web Resources

Other interesting Links

 

Associations, Networks    [back to contents]
 

Operating Globally or Regionally:

Comité de recherches “Études socio-juridiques – Sociologie du droit” (CR03) da Association internationale des sociologues de langue française (AISLF)

Commission on Legal Pluralism
http://commission-on-legal-pluralism.com  

Gesellschaft für Interdisziplinäre wissenschaftliche Kriminologie
http://www.giwk.de/

International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy / Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts und Sozialphilosophie (IVR)
https://ivronlineblog.wordpress.com/

International Association of Legislation
http://www.ial-online.org/ 

International Language and Law Association
https://illa.online 

International Research Collaborative “Lay Participation in Law” (created under the auspices of the Law & Society Association
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/research/lay_participation_in_law/index.cfm



National Associations (links updated November 2021):
 

Argentina

Sociedad argentina de sociología jurídica
http://www.sasju.org.ar/ 


Australia / New Zeland

The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
http://www.lsaanz.org/


Austria

Section “Law and Society” of the Austrian Sociological Association (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie – Sektion Recht und Gesellschaft): http://oegs.ac.at/recht-und-gesellschaft/

 

Brazil

Associação brasileira de pesquisadores em sociologia do direito
http://www.abrasd.com.br/

Rede de Pesquisa Empírica em Direito
https://reedpesquisa.org/
 

Canada

Canadian Law and Society Association / Association canadienne droit et société (CLSA/ACDS) 
https://www.acds-clsa.com/ 

Canadian Network of Law and Humanities (CNLH)
https://cnlh.ubc.ca/ (placed 10 December 2021)

        

France

RT 13 (Thematic Network 13) Sociology of Law and Justice of the  French Sociological Association: https://afs-socio.fr/rt/rt13/ and https://droitscisoc.hypotheses.org/


Germany

Berliner Arbeitskeis Rechtswirklichkeit
https://barblog.hypotheses.org  

Sociology of Law Section of the German Sociological Association.
https://soziologie.de/sektionen/rechtssoziologie/kurzportrait

(contact: Thomas Scheffer)
http://www.rechtssoziologie.info/organisationen/deutschland/vereinigungen-netzwerke-gruppen/sektion-rechtssoziologie-in-der-deutschen-gesellschaft-fuer-soziologie

Vereinigung für Recht und Gesellschaft (From 1972 to 2010: Vereinigung für Rechtssoziologie; this website is a development of a website specialized in sociology of Law formerly created and maintained by Klaus F. Röhl)
http://www.rechtssoziologie.info/



Italy

Associazione di studi su diritto e società (Italy)
https://www.dirittoesocieta.org/

The Sociology of Law section of the Italian Sociological Association
https://www.ais-sociologia.it/sociologia-del-diritto/    
 

Japan

Japanese Association of Sociology of Law
http://www.jasl.info/english/ (November 2021 under construction)

Japan Association of Gender and Law
http://jagl.jp/


Netherlands

VSR – Vereniging voor de Sociaalwetenschappelijke Bestudering van het Recht  – Recht en Samenleving
http://rechtensamenleving.nl/  


New Zeland / Australia

The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
http://www.lsaanz.org/ 


Portugal

Secção Temática Sociologia do Direito e da Justiça da Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia: http://aps.pt/pt/seccao-tematica-sociologia-do-direito-e-da-justica/
 

Spain

Red Derecho y Sociedad
http://derechoysociedad.unizar.es/red-derecho-y-sociedad
 

Switzerland

Research committee on sociology of law of the Swiss Sociological Association (Forschungskomittee Rechtssoziologie und Rechtswirklichkeitsforschung)
https://www.sgs-sss.ch/forschungskomitees/rechtssoziologie-und-rechtswirklichkeitsforschung/ 


United Kingdom:

Socio-Legal Studies Association
http://www.slsa.ac.uk/
 

United States of America:

Law and Society Association
http://www.lawandsociety.org/

Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities
http://lawculturehumanities.com/

Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association
http://www.asanet.org/asa-communities/sections/law 

Other International Groupings:     [back to contents]

Dutch and Flemish Association for the social scientific study of law
http://vsr.ruhosting.nl/page1/page1.html
(currently unaccessible: October 2014)

Réseau européen Droit et Société 
http://www.reds.msh-paris.fr/francais/accueil.htm 

 

Journals    [back to contents]

Ancilla Iuris – Lagen des Rechts – Constellations of Law – Constellations du droit – Costellazioni del diritto – Constelaciones del derecho – Constelações do Direito  (Switzerland, 2006)
https://www.anci.ch/

Annual Review of Law and Social Science (since 2005)
http://www.annualreviews.org/loi/lawsocsci

Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie / Archives for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
https://www.steiner-verlag.de/brand/Archiv-fuer-Rechts-und-Sozialphilosophie

Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit et Société /  (since 1985)
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=CLS (ISSN: 0829-3201)

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law (since 1985)
http://www.utpjournals.com/cjwl/cjwl.html

Confluência – Revista interdisciplinar de sociologia e direito (Brazil, since 2003)
https://periodicos.uff.br/confluencias

Droit et Société (Paris, France, since 1985) (ISSN: 0769-3362)
http://www.cairn.info/revue-droit-et-societe.htm
Older issues (1985-2000): http://www.persee.fr/collection/dreso
See also the journal’s blog: http://ds.hypotheses.org/

International Journal of Law in Context (since 2005)(ISSN: 1744-5523) http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=IJC

International Journal of the Legal Profession (since 1994)
http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cijl20 

International Journal for the Semiotics of Law – Revue internationale de sémiotique juridique  (since 1987)
http://www.springer.com/law/journal/11196

International Journal of the Sociology of Law (1978-2007)
Past issues available on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01946595 (access limited)

Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues (University of San Diego Law School, since 1990)
https://www.sandiego.edu/law/academics/journals/jcli/

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2004)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1740-1461/issues

Journal of Law and Social Sciences (University of Zambia – UNZA)(2012)
https://journals.unza.zm/index.php/JLSS/index

Journal of Law and Society (formerly British Journal of Law and Society; since 1974)
http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0263-323X

Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law (formerly – until 1980 – African Law Studies; since 1969) (ISSN 0732-9113)
https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjlp20/current

Journal of the Oxford Center for Socio-Legal Studies (journal published in e-format by the graduate students of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford, 2012-2019)
https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/centres-institutes/centre-socio-legal-studies/oxford-socio-legal-review
Issues published available under
https://web.archive.org/web/20200711013215/https://joxcsls.com/publications/

Law and Contemporary Problems (Duke University, Denver, since 1933)
http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/

Law & Society Review (Law and Society Association, since 1966)
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15405893

Laws – Open access journal of legal systems, theory, and institutions, published quarterly online by MDPI since 2012
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/laws

Minnesota Journal of Law and Inequality (Since 1981; up to 2020 titled Law and Inequality – A Journal of Theory and Practice )
http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/lawineq/

Oñati Socio-Legal Series (IISL, 2011) http://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/index

Quaestio Iuris (Brazil, 2005)
http://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/quaestioiuris/index

Recht der Werkelijkheid (Netherlands, 1986)  
Archive: http://rechtensamenleving.nl/archief-rdw/ 
https://www.bjutijdschriften.nl/tijdschrift/rechtderwerkelijkheid/detail

Retfærd – Nordic Journal of Law and Justice (Denmark, 1976)
http://www.retfaerd.se/

Revista Braslieira de Sociologia do Direito
http://revista.abrasd.com.br/index.php/rbsd

Revista de Estudos Empíricos em Direito (São Paulo, since 2014) (ISSN 2319-0817)
https://reedrevista.org/reed/index

Revue interdisciplinaire d’études juridiques (Brussels, Belgium, since 1978)
http://www.cairn.info/revue-interdisciplinaire-d-etudes-juridiques.htm

Social & Legal Studies (London, United Kingdom, since 1992) (ISSN 0964-6639)
https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sls

Sociologia del Diritto (Milan, Italy, since 1974 )  (ISSN 0390-0851)
http://www.francoangeli.it/riviste/sommario.asp?IDRivista=51

Sortuz – Oñati Journal of Emergent Socio-Legal Studies (IISL, 2007)
http://opo.iisj.net/index.php/sortuz/index

Studies in Law, Politics and Society (Book Series; 71 volumes published in 2017)
https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/1059-4337

Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie (Berlin, De Gruyter, Germany, journal published since 1980) (ISSN 2366-0392)
http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/zfrs
Blog of the journal: https://zfrsoz.hypotheses.org/


 

Blogs                                        [back to contents]

Berliner Arbeitskeis Rechtswirklichkeit
https://barblog.hypotheses.org  

Droit et sciences sociales: a website linked to the RT13 Sociologie du droit et de la justice of the French Sociological Association
https://droitscisoc.hypotheses.org/476 

Droit & Société – Théorie et sciences sociales du droit (blog of the journal Droit & Société)
http://ds.hypotheses.org/

Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies (continues in a new format the work started with the launching of the Journal of the Oxford Center for Socio-Legal Studies)
http://frontiers.csls.ox.ac.uk/

Law & Anthropology / Droit & Anthropologie
Blog d’actualité de l’anthropologie juridique:
https://leggy.hypotheses.org/ 

Tecnopolítica – Redes, Poder y Acción Colectiva:
https://www.tecnopoliticas.org/



Research Centers, Institutions    [back to contents]

American Bar Foundation
http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/index.html
(see in particular the research activity of the Fondation – http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/research/index.html
including, among others, the Research Group on Legal Diversity,
and the World Justice Project)

Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
http://www.buffalo.edu/baldycenter.html

Centre d’étude, de technique et d’évaluation législatives Université de Genève
http://www.unige.ch/droit/cetel/

Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town South Africa
https://www.africaportal.org/content-partners/centre-conflict-resolution-ccr/

Centre for Empirical Legal Studies University College of London
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/empirical-legal-studies

Centre for Law, Ethics and Society of the Research Institute for Social Sciences, Keele University
https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/postgraduateresearch/researchareas/ethics/

Centre for Law and Society – University of Cape Town, South Africa
http://www.cls.uct.ac.za/

Center for Socio-Legal Studies – University of Oxford
http://www.csls.ox.ac.uk/

Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law, London
http://pc.rhul.ac.uk/sites/csel/

Centre for the Study of Law and Society, California, Berkeley, USA
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/csls.htm

Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo
http://www.jus.uio.no/ikrs/english/

Department of Sociology of Law at Lund University
https://www.soclaw.lu.se/en/

Empirical Legal Research Network, University of Edinburgh
https://www.law.ed.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-networks/empirical-legal-research-network

Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, Wolfson College, Oxford
https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/affiliations/foundation-law-justice-and-society

Institut des Hautes Études sur la Justice, Paris
http://www.ihej.org/

Institut für interdisziplinäre Rechtsforschung – Law & Society Institute Berlin (LSI)
https://www.rewi.hu-berlin.de/de/lf/oe/lsi
https://www.rewi.hu-berlin.de/de/lf/ls/bae/lsainternationalmeeting2007

Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie (Wien)
https://www.irks.at/

Institute of Law and Social Sciences, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan
http://www.meiji.ac.jp/dai_in/law/support/html/english/e_index.html

Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin, USA
http://www.law.wisc.edu/ils/

Instituto de Estudos Comparados em Administração de Conflitos
http://www.ineac.uff.br/

Instituto internacional de Derecho y Sociedad, Lima, Perú
http://derechoysociedad.org/

International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati 
http://www.iisj.net/ (see also on this website the page about IISL)

Laboratoire de sociologie juridique (Paris 2)
https://laboratoiredesociologiejuridique.u-paris2.fr/fr/laboratoire-sociologie-juridique

Laboratorio de sociología jurídica de la Universidad de Zaragoza (LSJUZ)
https://sociologiajuridica.unizar.es/presentacion

Law Reform and Social Justice: teaching, research, and social justice initiatives programme at Autralian National University, Canberra, Australia
https://law.anu.edu.au/research/lrsj

Legal Intersections Research Centre – University of Wollongong, Canada
https://www.uow.edu.au/business-law/schools-entities/law/research/lirc/

Observatório Permanente da Justiça Portuguesa (Coimbra) 
https://opj.ces.uc.pt/



Web Resources    [back to contents]

The Avalon Project – Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy,
of the Yale Law School – Lillian Goldmann Law Library:
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp

CAIRN : French Socio-Legal Journals available on the Website of CAIRN – a site set up by a consortium of French publishers for the promotion of French academic journals on the Net:
http://www.cairn.info/disc-droit.htm

Life of the Law
Publishes “investigative reports, in-studio discussions about all things law, and live storytelling”.
https://www.lifeofthelaw.org/

Recht und Gender (Law and Gender): thematic website hosted by the FernUniversität in Hagen
http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/rechtundgender/

Red de Sociología Jurídica en América Latina y el Caribe
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Education/Sociolog%C3%ADa-Jur%C3%ADdica-en-Am%C3%A9rica-Latina-y-el-Caribe-1391195751115428/

Please note: The inclusion of the following links derives solely from their relevance for current debates in sociology of law and does not reflect any opinion of RCSL as regards the policy orientation of the initiatives and researches here at stake.
 

African network of legal information institutes – AfricanLii
https://africanlii.org/

AHRC Legal Materiality Research Network
https://lawtextmaterial.wordpress.com/

Association internationale de droit économique
http://www.aide-ride.org/

Civic Sociology (University of California Press journal launched 2019)
https://online.ucpress.edu/cs

Clarity – An International Association Promoting Plain Legal Language
http://www.clarity-international.net/

Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)
(consultative body to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe)
https://www.coe.int/en/web/ccje

Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)
(consultative body to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe)
https://www.coe.int/en/web/ccpe

EU European Commission, DG Justice – Justice Programme (2016)
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants1/programmes-2014-2020/justice/index_en.htm

EU European Commission, DG Justice – Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2016)
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants1/programmes-2014-2020/rec/index_en.htm

EU Justice Scoreboard
https://ec.europa.eu/info/policies/justice-and-fundamental-rights/upholding-rule-law/eu-justice-scoreboard_en

European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) (Council of Europe)
http://www.coe.int/T/dghl/cooperation/cepej/default_en.asp

European Network for Better Regulation: A network of institutions supported by the European Commission
(project carried out 2006-2008 ; summary under https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/28604 )

Global Access to Justice Project
http://globalaccesstojustice.com/

(Placed 28 February 2022) International Political Science Association – Research Committee 09 – Comparative Judicial Studies (other IPSA RC also may be of interest for socio-legal studies)
https://www.ipsa.org/page/rc09-comparative-judicial-studies
http://rc09.ipsa.org/

Magistrats européens pour la démocratie et les libertés (MEDEL)
http://medelnet.eu/index.php?lang=en

OECD’s Regulatory Reform Programme (OCDE on regulatory quality, regulation and social objectives)
Regulatory Reform Topic on the OCDE official website:
http://www.oecd.org/regreform/

Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies – European University Institute:
http://www.eui.eu/DepartmentsAndCentres/RobertSchumanCentre/Research/Index.aspx

Sur – International Journal on Human Rights: biannual journal published in English, Portuguese and Spanish by Conectas Human Rights
http://www.surjournal.org/eng/

World Society of Victimology
http://www.worldsocietyofvictimology.org/
 



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