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About the Journal

The Journal of Law and Legal Studies (JLLS) is a generalist semi-annual journal that aims to provide an avenue for the publication of high quality, peer-reviewed research on wide-ranging areas of law and legal studies that are of contemporary interest. Founded at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa’s Faculty of Law, the Journal provides a platform for national and cross-national discourse on topics in both public and private law, as well as interdisciplin-ary contributions that are relevant to legal studies. The Journal welcomes contributions that are national, compara-tive or international in approach.

The Publication Process

JLLS publishes in two volumes in a year; one in July and another in December. Each volume includes articles, book reviews and case notes. Once a manuscript is received, the Editorial Committee decides whether to forward it for peer review within two (2) weeks after submission. Every manuscript is, at the initial stage, subjected to blind peer review by two reviewers selected on the basis of their areas of academic or professional competence and special-ization. The average period for completing the peer review process is approximately two months, after which the final decision on a manuscript is communicated to the submitting author.

Information for Authors

We receive manuscripts on a rolling basis. However authors wishing to be considered for publication in the July volume should submit their manusccripts latest by June 20th, while those for the December volume should submit their manusripts by 20th November. Generally, article manuscripts may not exceed 10,000 words, including foot-notes. Longer articles may be published if the Editorial Committee finds a compelling reason to warrant their publi-cation. Case notes and book reviews must range between 2000-3000 words, including footnotes. Manuscripts should be sent on email to the General Editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Authors should comply with the latest version of the OSCOLA guidelines in preparing manuscripts for submission. In addition, authors should ensure that manuscripts have an abstract of between 100-150 words, and five (5) key-words. Authors should also use Times New Roman Font size 12 with double line spacing. Page size is A4 and margins should be 1 inch all round.

The submissions should include:

  1. I. The author’s full names and contacts;
  1. II. A declaration of originality;
  1. III. A statement of whether the work has been previously published or tendered for publication in any other publication and where this is the case, the name of the publisher and the date of publication;

IV. A statement that the author consents to the publication of the work by the Journal of Law and Legal Studies



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