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Deadline for Abstracts: 30 March 2020 | Final Paper Deadline: 1 October 2020

Editorial Information

Guest Editors:
Philippe-Joseph Salazar, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Klaus Kotzé, University of Cape Town, South Africa


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How Does Law Communicate?

An informed citizenry is not supposed to ignore the law. However, how does law communicate in the contemporary  democratic public sphere? We are calling for original and thought provoking papers by authors specialized in legal rhetoric, critical legal studies, and legal studies at large to help us 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 publicizing the law, or law firms corporate communications. Historical papers with direct relevance to publicness in the modern period (19th century onward) may be submitted.

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Submission Instructions

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.

Abstracts of the proposed papers should be sent to: [email protected]

  • Abstract length: 300 words
  • Deadline for receipt of abstracts: March 30, 2020
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent by April 20, 2020
  • Final paper length:  8,000 words
  • Final submission of papers: October 1, 2020
  • Publication date of this issue: Spring 2021

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