Special Issue "10th Anniversary of Laws – Law Reform: A Focus on Real World Change"

A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Patricia Easteal
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Guest Editor
1. School of Law and Justice, University of Canberra, Bruce ACT 2617, Australia
2. Legal Light Bulbs, Flynn ACT 2615, Australia
Interests: women and the law; domestic violence; sexual assault; workplace abuses; family law
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I cannot think of a more appropriate theme to mark the 10th anniversary of Laws than law reform with a focus on “real world” change. Around the globe, in the context of the many crises we are experiencing such as the pandemic, civil unrest, climate change, the displacement of peoples around the world and violence against women, and children, potentially, legislative reform and improved implementation of legal changes can play a crucial role. The overall focus of this Special Anniversary issue is to explore real world examples of how law reform can work effectively (or not) in addressing these global social issues.

Prof. Dr. Patricia Easteal
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Laws is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Law reform and real world examples
  • Law reform and civil unrest
  • Law reform and human displacement
  • Law reform and violence against women

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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