About the Journal
JLL is a platinum open access e-journal which offers a scholarly forum for research on the interdependence of language and law, from theoretical approaches to practical problems. Submissions are double-blindly peer-reviewed, and published free of charge to authors and readers.
In Preparation: Special Issue "Precedent in EU Law: The Linguistic Aspect"
A special issue on "Precedent in EU Law: The Linguistic Aspect", guest-edited by Karen McAuliffe and Aleksandar Trklja is currently in preparation and will be published in the first half of 2024.
(Closed): Call for Abstracts: Legal Linguistics in Times of Language Models and Text Automation
Some say that automated text creation has the potential to disrupt traditional legal employment models, as software may be able to perform certain tasks currently carried out by human professionals. We interrogate this perception in this editorial, calling upon fellow researchers to submit abstracts on this topic and related issues, in order to be developed into full papers for inclusion in JLL’s 2023 publication schedule. As the use of artificial intelligence and language models in the legal system continues to grow, it is important for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to carefully consider the implications of these technologies for the future of language and law. Or so they say.
New: Special Section on "Empirical Approaches to Law and Language Studies"
Guest-Editors: Jennifer Smolka & Benedikt Pirker (University of Fribourg)
Based on a thematic area that examines empirical approaches in law and language studies, the present special section assembles three exemplary contributions outlining the possible dimensions of how empirical work can contribute to language and law.
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