About our journal

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The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal focusing on the intersections of global and domestic legal regimes, markets, politics, technologies, and cultures. In this sense, IJGLS focuses on the ways transnational law shapes and is shaped by the circumstances of its development, application, interpretation and contestation in a wide variety of contexts – some of them transcending national borders. But we are also interested in studies that improve scholarly understanding and analysis of domestic involvements in globalization and transnational law – since globalization and transnationalism alter the very meaning of territory in various ways.

The fall 2023 Vol. 31.1 submissions cycle is now closed.  We are currently accepting submissions for later volumes. Student notes are edited by the journal’s student editors; faculty submissions are peer reviewed by faculty reviewers and editors. Those interested in submitting articles to IJGLS can do so at Scholastica.

This journal seeks to facilitate dialogue among international communities of scholars in law, sociolegal studies, politics, economics, anthropology, philosophy, cultural studies, and other disciplines with intersecting concerns bearing on new forms of law related to globalization processes, transnationalism in the broad sense indicated above, and the social effects of such forms of law – and vice versa, as law features in political context and social mobilizations. By its very nature, the globalization of law challenges the conventional boundaries among subject disciplines and professional research practices, as well as the boundaries around sovereign state regulatory regimes. The journal is a forum for ongoing research and interdisciplinary, international collaboration. We welcome individual submissions and proposals for symposium issues. IJGLS is now accepting unpublished symposia submissions. All published articles are accessible “open access” after three years.

In brief, the comprehensive goals of this journal are four-fold:

  • to establish collaborative relationships among scholars of different disciplines, especially law, political science, economics, philosophy, and anthropology;
  • to lay the foundations for new modes of interdisciplinary communication on an ongoing basis;
  • to advance scholarship in this area by encouraging the creation of new linkages across interdisciplinary theories of global change and their implications for law;
  • and to facilitate the development of reforms and new perspectives on domestic and international regulatory structures.

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