Law, Culture and the
Humanities Journal

A publication of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities

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Law, Culture and the Humanities is published by SAGE Publications.

Law, Culture and the Humanities is a publication of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities. It is co-sponsored by the Socio-Legal Research Centre at Griffith University (Australia) and Amherst College (USA) and is published three times a year. 

This interdisciplinary journal publishes high quality work at the intersection of scholarship on law, culture and the humanities. It provides an outlet for people engaged in interdisciplinary, humanistically oriented legal scholarship. The mission of Law, Culture and the Humanities is to encourage dialogue across and among these fields about issues of interpretation, identity and values, authority, obligation, justice and law’s place in culture.

Crossing traditional divides to reflect the diverse nature of this exciting area, the scope of Law, Culture and the Humanities includes:

  • Legal history
  • Legal theory and jurisprudence
  • Law and cultural studies
  • Law and literature
  • Legal hermeneutics

From our Latest Issue

  • by Justine Esta Ellis
    Law, Culture and the Humanities, Ahead of Print. Calls for strengthening the U.S.’s federal ethics systems have proliferated in the popular media, among good governance watchdog groups, and beyond. Framed as an ongoing crisis, the situation has prompted democracy reformers to advocate for more stringent accountability mechanisms, oversight, regulations, and laws. Drawing from new directions […]
  • by Jessica Apolloni
    Law, Culture and the Humanities, Ahead of Print. Festivities at the Gray’s Inn Revels of 1594–1595, as narrated in the Gesta Grayorum, included the first recorded performance of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. Revels at the Inns were intricate affairs parodying government rule, often involving a fictional coronation, parliament, plays, and mock trials. Recent studies […]
  • by Jeremy Isard
    Law, Culture and the Humanities, Ahead of Print. There is an unnamed crisis of aesthetic immediacy afoot in the American criminal justice system. Defendants are seen too quickly. Or rather, they are recognized too quickly. They are recognized spatially, at the defense table, surrounded by lawyers and court marshals, playing the protagonists in the court […]

Submission Details

Have an article you think would be good for the journal? We encourage submissions at the intersection of scholarship on law, culture and the humanities.

Editorial Board

EDITOR

Austin Sarat, Departments of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought and Political Science, Amherst, College, USA

BOOK REVIEW EDITOR

Jennifer Culbert, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Susan Sage Heinzelman, English, University of Texas, USA
James Martel, Political Science, San Francisco State University, USA
Keally McBride, University of San Francisco
Linda Meyer, Quinnipiac Law School, USA
William MacNeil, Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Australia
Karl Shoemaker, Department of History and School of Law, University of Wisconsin, USA