Free Legal Journals

Whether you are currently established in a legal profession or studying law, staying abreast of the law is mandatory. An excellent way to stay up to date with the law is subscribing to legal journals. In this brief read, we have outlined a few free journals of the law from well-known sources. After all, staying up to date does not mean you need to spend a fortune.

Duke Law

The Duke University of Law provides issues of its journal for free online. You can download and print these issues without incurring any charges or even read them online. If you want professionally printed copies, there is a yearly subscription rate for United States delivery. Keep in mind that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar program to read current and archived issues online as they are usually offered in PDF format.

In addition, this journal is part of a broader community in law. Ensure you go through the Legal Workshop as it features op-ed article versions posted by other legal journals involved in this distinct judicial symposium. The articles published here can be provoking, but they are not as long as the journal articles.

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The Open Law Journal

This is a peer review online legal journal that publishes original research articles, reviews, and short articles that cover the State and Federal as well as International law. The Open Legal Journal publishes about five articles, and according to its manuscript guidelines, the research articles should be between 10 to 30 pages.

Like many other online journals, the Open Law Journal articles can be read online or downloaded in PDF versions.

The Web Journal of Current Legal Issues

This journal is based in the United Kingdom and it is published roughly five times a year by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. As the name suggests, it focuses on the current matters in law reform, legislation, judicial decisions, information technology, practice and legal information. Each issue usually contains various book reviews and in-depth articles.

The issues are posted online where anyone can read them online. They are also available in PDF versions for those who like to print or read offline. To download a book review or article, you will need to go to the site’s index and chose the issue with the article that you would like to read. You will then have to click download, and that’s it.

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