The new peer-reviewed Journal of Law and Courts (JLC) aims to be the premier journal for members of the law and courts intellectual community in terms of quality and scope of articles and size and diversity of audience.
Sponsored by a political science organization but published for all scholars interested in legal institutions, actors, processes, and policy, JLC will be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in substance. Dedicated to combating intellectual fragmentation and promoting communication and fertilization across traditional boundaries, it will not emphasize a particular theoretical or methodological orientation. Published articles will tackle theoretical or empirical questions that strike a wide audience of scholars as important, employ highly rigorous arguments and methods, and be written in a manner interesting and accessible to scholars with perspectives different from the author's.
JLC is published by the University of Chicago Press in association with the Law and Courts Organized Section of the American Political Science Association. The inaugural issue will publish in early 2013.