The Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (JOxCSLS), formerly known as the Oxford Socio-Legal Review (OSLR), is an independent journal published in e-format by the graduate students of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford. The first OSLR was published in 2010 and continued in its current form in 2015. In its new form, the JOxCSLS supports the development of socio-legal scholarship – both academic articles and shorter, opinion-based writing – at the University of Oxford and beyond. It provides a venue for early career scholars to test and publish new ideas and explore creative approaches to socio-legal studies.

As such the JOxCSLS aims to be an innovative publication of high analytical value and academic rigour for a wide range of audiences interested in the interrelationship between law and society.

The Journal will feature work from members of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies as well as from its visitors and from external contributors. In doing so, the JOxCSLS wants to promote discussion about important socio-legal topics by linking previously unpublished research in the rapidly developing and diversifying field of law and society with an interested and engaged readership. Viewing socio-legal scholarship as a public good, the JOxCSLS is dedicated to making such studies available free of charge.

The JOxCSLS is a sister initiative to the Socio-Legal Discussion Group, also run by postgraduate students at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

The journal’s ISSN is 2398-2438.

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