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About the Irish Jurist

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The Irish Jurist is Irelandís oldest academic law journal. Since the inauguration of the new series in 1966, the journal has been edited by members of the UCD Sutherland School of Law. The Irish Jurist publishes material in all fields of law and welcomes submissions from Ireland and abroad, though editorial policy is to strike a balance between material of local and general interest. It encourages contributions which seek to analyse Irish law or which bring to bear international and comparative perspectives that are of relevance to the Irish legal community. 

The Irish Jurist publishes peer reviewed articles within the broad categories of modern and historical jurisprudence as well as shorter comments, case notes and book reviews.

The Irish Jurist is committed to publishing material that meets high standards of legal scholarship and to fostering a critical approach to the study and practice of law. The journal is widely read by academics, judges and legal practitioners in Ireland and has a substantial international subscription list.   

The Irish Jurist is published twice a year, in Spring and Winter, and is available in hard copy and electronically. 

Current and archived issues of the Irish Jurist from 1966 to date are available on and Westlaw UK. Archived issues can also be viewed on HeinOnline and JSTOR.

The Irish Jurist is published by Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Limited for the Irish Jurist Designated Activity Company (DAC), UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland. Copyright in the Irish Jurist remains the property of The Irish Jurist DAC.   

The journalís ISSN  is 0021-1273.

Scopus Title Evaluation

Following review by the Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) the Irish Jurist was accepted in December 2022 for coverage in Scopus and will shortly be listed in the Scopus Title list.

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