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Journal of Legal Studies

In 2001, within the Faculty of Legal Sciences of "Vasile Goldiş" Western University from Arad, a biannual legal journal, named "Studii Juridice" (Legas Studies) made its appearance, published at Cluj-Napoca, at the prestigious Cordial Lex Publishing House (ISSN. 1582-5442).

Today after a period absence of about seven years, the journal returns in force, continuing the scientific demarche began in 2001, under a new denomination - Journal of Legal Studies -, with a new format, under the guidance the Center of Studies and Research - European Dimensions of the Romanian Law (C.S.R.E.D.R.L.) within the Faculty of Legal Sciences of "Vasile Goldiş" Western University from Arad, with a new Editorial Board, a new Scientific Board and with prestigious national and international reviewers.

But we also thank all those whom supported and whom beared a hand to the comming-back of our journal, to the members of the Editorial Board, and especially to the prestigious members who accepted to be a part of Scientific Board of the Journal.

Why subscribe and read

  • It brings quality research articles.
  • It gathers the work of national and international researchers.
  • It fulfills an insightfully theoretical and practical research in various law domains: civil law, criminal law, tax law, commercial law, international law, family law.

Why submit

  • Quality peer review process realized by intern and international reviewers.
  • International visibility of the Scientific Board.
  • The Editors provide fast route for the publication process and fully access to DeGruyter e-technology.

Rejection Rate

  • 80%


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Berlingher Daniel, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad

Deputy/ Managing Editor 
Dumiter Florin Cornel, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad

Editorial Advisory Board
Lars Kindermann, University Aschaffenburg, Germany
Rudolf Welser, Research Centre for European Legal Development and Private Law Reform, University of Vienna, Austria
Fryderyk Zoll, Faculty of Law, Jagelonian University of Krakow, Poland 
Shuhong Yu, Wuhan University School of Law, China
Patrizia Messina, University of Padova, Italy
Jan Hurdik, Universitatea Brno, Czech Republic
Lajos Vekas, "Eötvös Lorand" University, Budapest, Hungary
Buletsa Sibilla, Uzhorod National University of Ukraine
Maurillio Gobbo, University of Padova, Italy
Creţ Daniela, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad, Romania
Sabău Georgeta, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad, Romania

Hasrat Arjjumend - CISDL, McGill University, Faculty of Law, Canada
Bashar H. Malkawi, College of Law, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Verica Trstenjac, University of Vienna, Austria
Tatjana Josipovic, Universitatea Zagreb Croatia
Mariassunta Piccinni, Department of political science, legal and international studies, University of Padova, Italy
Jerzy Pisulinski, Cracovia University, Poland
Ilhan Ulusan, Faculty of Law, Kültür University, Istanbul, Turkey
Alex Ansong, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Faculty of Law
Dmytry Byelov , Uzhorod National University of Ukraine
Cătălin - Silviu Săraru, Law Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Claudia Roșu, Faculty of Law, West University of Timișoara, Romania
Stoicu Narcisa Mihalea, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad

Language Editors
Laura Rebeca Stiegelbauer, "Vasile Goldis" Western University of Arad, Romania

Technical Editors
Eugen Remes, "Vasile Goldis" Western University of Arad
Ștefania Jimon,"Vasile Goldiș" Western University of Arad
Moroşteş Anca, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad


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