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How does Law communicate - a call for papers
26 Mar 2020 - 15:45
An informed citizenry is not supposed to ignore the law. However, how does law communicate in the contemporary democratic public sphere?
Distinguished Professor Phillipe-Joseph Salazar and Klaus Kotze, of UCT Law Faculty's Centre for Rhetorics Studies, will be editing a special edition of Javnost - The Public, focused on How does Law communicate?. New date for submission of brief outlines - 30 April 2020.
This is the call for original and thought-provoking papers by authors specialised in legal rhetoric, critical legal studies, and legal studies at large, to help to unravel a number of issues such as (and not limited to):
law journal editorial strategies in the dissemination of legal knowledge
the writing of judgements by superior courts
theories of legal interpretation and jurisprudence
the communicative practices of the judiciary or justice ministries in publicising the law, or
law firms corporate communications.
Historical papers with direct relevance to publicness in the modern period (19th Century onward) may be submitted. Eight papers will be retained after rigorous peer-review.
Paper length: 8,000 words.
Due date for remittance of papers: 1 October 2020.
Publication date of this issue: 1st semester 2021
This thematic issue is guest-edited by Philippe-Joseph Salazar, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric (first editor) and Klaus Kotzé, A W Mellon-UCT Postdoctoral Fellow in Rhetoric Studies (second editor), both at the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa. The editors' email is:firstname.lastname@example.org