Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education
The aim of the Commonwealth Law and Legal Education (the Journal) is to foster and promote high standards of legal education in the Commonwealth. It does this by providing a platform for early career and established academics, and others involved in law and legal education, throughout the Commonwealth to publish their work and share scholarship, innovation and best practice on a wide variety of legal matters and themes.
It is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal published in collaboration with the Open University School of Law and is the official journal of the Association.
Latest journal edition
In addition to the full version, each document from JCLLE is available to download separately:
- A Tap into the Relationship Between Law and Economics in Resolving the Problems Associated with Cattle Grazing in Nigeria
- Corruption and the Misuse of Public Office in the Commonwealth. The Preventative Role of Law Teachers in Nigeria and South Africa
- Defining Legal Studies in Canada
- Galvanising the Wholescale Adoption of Clinical Legal Education by Establishing Law Clinics in Nigerian Universities Law Faculties
- Reflections on Practice and Recent Research to Enable Future Practitioners to Learn About Working Collaboratively Across Disciplines to Better Help the Community
- Towards Effective Legal Writing in Nigeria
- Legal Education at the Crossroads
- Positivity and Practicality. Developing the Debate on Well-Being in Law
- Is development a fundamental right?
- Law student wellbeing in the UK
- Refining the traditional flipped-classroom model
- Teaching legal professionalism
- The superfoods of online learning
- Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship
- James G. Samuels v Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company Limited
History of the Journal
In 1994, the then President of the CLEA, Professor N R Menon, drew attention to the need to make legal education socially relevant and professionally useful; for law schools to prepare themselves for the demands of the profession in the context of the information revolution and other global challenges and to support continuing legal education and distance learning programmes.
In 2000, a proposal was made at a CLEA meeting in Adelaide, Australia to found a fully refereed journal devoted to law and legal education in the Commonwealth as a way of strengthening the aims of the CLEA. Given that The Open University is the world leader in supported open learning and The OU Law School has brought major innovation to legal education and made the study of law accessible to a wide range of students, it was most appropriate for the journal to find a home at the Law School.
Writing and reviewing opportunities
The Journal welcomes submissions from fledging and established academics throughout the Commonwealth, including postgraduate students and tutors. Contributions from others involved in Commonwealth law, such as practitioners, would also be encouraged. For further information, please read the Journal’s submission guidlines (link not yet live).
The editors are always happy to discuss ideas for contributions to the Journal. They can be contacted at JCLLE@open.ac.uk.
The Journal is also currently looking to add to its list of peer-reviewers. If you are interested in joining the panel, please also contact the editors.
Past Issues of the Journal
Please visit the links below to the Open University for the most recent issues:
For historical issues published by Taylor & Francis prior to 2010, links are also provided below.
EDITORIAL: A GLANCE BACK AND A BRIEF LOOK FORWARD
by Marc Cornock
LEARNING TO ACT LIKE A LAW STUDENT: A RESPONSE TO THE MODEL CODE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LAW STUDENTS
by Emir A. Crowne‐Mohammed
THE REPRESSIVE FACE OF LAW TO STRIKE IN NIGERIA: HOPE FOR INDUSTRIAL PEACE?
by INE Worugji & JA Archibong
WHERE DID WE COME FROM? WHERE DO WE GO? AN ENQUIRY INTO THE STUDENTS AND SYSTEMS OF LEGAL EDUCATION IN INDIA
by Swethaa Ballakrishnen
COMBATING TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATE CORRUPTION: SOME FURTHER LESSONS FROM LESOTHO
by John Hatchard
BOOK REVIEW: Justice, Legality, and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Pitcairn Prosecutions
by Peter Ward
EDITORIAL: TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT WITH A HUMAN RIGHTS TOUCH: FORGING NEW AGENTS FOR CHANGE IN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS
by Aurora Voiculescu
THE TAXONOMY OF INTERDISCIPLINARY LEGAL RESEARCH: FINDING THE WAY OUT OF THE DESERT
by Mathias M. Siems
I LOVE LEGAL HISTORY: WEB 2.0 AND THE TEACHING OF LAW
by Fergal F. Davis & Ian D. Loasby
THE CONFUSION IN DEFINING PLAGIARISM IN LEGAL EDUCATION AND LEGAL PRACTICE IN AUSTRALIA
by Mary Wyburn
BREACH OF TRUST AS PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT
by Remigius N. Nwabueze
RESEARCH NOTE: SOME IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCES OF THE WOOLMINGTON RULING (1935): BRITISH COLONIES AND IRISH CATTLE
by Gerry R. Rubin
EDITORIAL: A COMMONWEALTH QUEST FOR SOLUTIONS
by John Hatchard, Peter Slinn & Aurora Voiculescu
View all previous volumes published by Taylor and Francis.