The Journal of Comparative LawThe Journal of Comparative Law, 19-1 (2024) (Front Cover)

The Journal of Comparative Law (the JCL) is a scholarly resource for comparative legal studies in a broad sense of that term. It publishes material on all aspects of the field, in all types of legal traditions and in all geographical areas, be it theoretical, historical, modern, general, regional, or country-specific.

Analytical, rather than purely descriptive, work is encouraged. Contextual, theoretical, and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome, as are analyses of the practical aspects of comparative legal studies in a globalized world.

 The JCL publishes a wide range of material. In addition to articles, notes, review articles, and book reviews, it also contains reports of cases, case-notes assessments, translations of documents (particularly those difficult to access and those in non-Western languages, or languages with relatively few speakers), annotated bibliographies and notes on recent material of interest.

The JCL is peer reviewed. It is published twice a year, in March and September.

 

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CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence should be sent to one or both of the Editors, William E. Butler at web15@psu.edu, Michael Palmer at mp@soas.ac.uk.

FOUNDERS

William E. Butler, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University; University College, University of London (UCL) (Emeritus)

Nicholas H.D. Foster, formerly SOAS, University of London

Michael Palmer, SOAS, University of London (Emeritus); Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

HONORARY ADVISORS

William Twining, University College, University of London (UCL) (Emeritus)

Philip Wood, CBE, QC

EDITORS

William E. Butler, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University; University College, University of London (UCL) (Emeritus)

Michael Palmer, SOAS, University of London (Emeritus); Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

EDITORIAL BOARD

William E. Butler, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University; University College, University of London (UCL) (Emeritus)

Michele Graziadei, Università di Torino

Oleksiy Kresin, V. M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law, National Academy of Science of Ukraine

Maria Federica Moscati, University of Sussex

Michael Palmer, SOAS, University of London (Emeritus); Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

EDITORIAL COUNCIL

William Alford, Harvard University

Abdullahi An-Na’im, Emory University

William Ballantyne, Serle Court Chambers

Stathis Banakas, University of East Anglia

John Bell, University of Cambridge (Emeritus)

Albert Chen, University of Hong Kong

Donald Clarke, George Washington University

Alison Conner, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (Emerita)

Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary University of London

Aleksei Egorov, Vitebsk State University

William Ewald, University of Pennsylvania

Fu Hualing, University of Hong Kong

Tania Groppi, Università degli Studi de Siena

Wael Hallaq, Columbia University

Jaakko Husa, Helsinki University

Evhen Kharytonov, National University “Odessa Law Academy”

Pierre Legrand, L’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Peter Leyland, London Metropolitan University (Emeritus)

Dmytryi Lukianov, National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine

David Nelken, Università degli Studi di Macerata; University of Cardiff; King’s College London

Esin Örücü, University of Glasgow (Emerita); Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (Emerita)

Akmal Saidov, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan

Geoffrey Samuel, University of Kent

Martin Shapiro, University of California Berkeley

Ann Stewart, University of Warwick

Brian Tamanaha, Washington University in St. Louis

Oleksandr Tykhomyrov, National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Chao Xi, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Maria Zakharova, Kutafin Moscow State Legal Academy

FORMER EDITORS

Nicholas H.D. Foster, formerly SOAS University of London, editor 2006–2007

Camilla Baasch Andersen, University of Western Australia, editor 2006-2007

 

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CONTENTS

VOLUME XIX, ISSUE 1 (2024)

Special Issue
The Worldview of Comparative Law
Edited by O. V. Kresin

Introduction
W. E. Butler & O. V. Kresin

World Picture of Comparative Law: “The Courage of Your Convictions” (PDF, 1.5 MB)
O. V. Kresin

The Concept of Legal World Picture
M. A. Damirli

“Writing the Earth and Representing the World“: The Cartographical Ambitions of Comparative Law (PDF, 1.29 MB)
M. Nicolini

Basic Transformation of Legal Pictures: Purpose and Method of Comparative Law
O. Halabudenko

Comparative Law and its Aspirations
J. Gordley

Comparativism, Philosophy of Law, and Comparative Jurisprudence
O. D. Tykhomyrov & D. O. Tykhomyrov

After the “Picture of Law”: Legal Comparison as the Discourse of the Existence of Law
O. V. Tkachenko

National Legal Systems in the Context of Comparative Law
A. Saidov

National, Transnational, and Global Law: Trends of Development and Interaction
A. V. Egorov

The Impact of Religions on Law-Making and Classification of Legal Systems (Islamic Law)
H. Behruz

Conception of Human Rights as Component of Religious Legal System (Contemporary Catholicism)
S. P. Rabinovych

Universality and Non-Universality in International Law: Comparative Reflections and Implications (PDF, 1.16 MB)
W. E. Butler

The Private and Public Law Dichotomy as the Paradigm of Global Law: Reality or Myth?
E. O. Kharytonov & O. I. Kharytonova

The Concept of “Imitation” and its Epistemological Relevance in Comparative Law and Comparative Legal History
M. Gutan

The Business Judgment Rule in Anglo-American and Civil Law Systems: An Underlying Worldview (PDF, 1.24 MB)
C. M. de Iuliis

Can Methods from the Social and Human Sciences be of Value in Understanding Comparative Law Methodology?
G. Samuel

Units of Comparison Beyond (National) Law
A. Mercescu

Contested Economic Maps of Legal Systems
M. Graziadei & M. Giraudo

Legal Images and Understandings of Law: Juristic Assumptions and Results, Student Evaluations and Choices (PDF, 1.28 MB)
C. Varga

Comparative Common Law Teaching: Why it is so Hard (PDF, 1.19 MB)
C. Valcke

Recently Appeared
W. E. Butler