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About The Association, through Wiley,  publishes a journal, the Law & Society Review, in four issues per volume per year. Founded in 1966, the Review, is regarded by sociolegal scholars in the United States and other countries as the leading journal in the field. The Review has established a tradition of quality by using expert peer review and strong guidance from the editors. For questions related to the Law & Society Review please contact Danielle McClellan, Managing Editor
Manuscript Submission The Review is a peer-reviewed publication for work bearing on the relationship between society and the legal process, including articles or notes of interest to the research community in general, new theoretical developments, results of empirical studies, and reviews and comments on the field or its methods of inquiry. Go to manuscript submission.
Electronic Access Single articles can be purchased for electronic download directly from Wiley. The back-issue archive of the Review is available on JSTOR. The Review is also in WestlawLexis/Nexis and Heinonline.
Subscription Information The Law & Society Review, published by Wiley, is distributed to the Association's members as part of their membership and to more than 1,300 libraries by subscription worldwide. Electronic versions of the journal are available to members and institutions from Wiley as part of subscription. Go to subscriptions.
Back Issues The Review is broadly interdisciplinary and welcomes work from any tradition of scholarship concerned with the cultural, economic, political, psychological, or social aspects of law and legal systems. Past issues illustrate some of the wide range of member's interests.

The digital archive to all past issues of the Law & Society Review is available in full text in JStor.

Individual back issues, other than those from the current volume, can be purchased from Wiley Publishing for Volume 35 forward, and for Volume 34 and earlier from:

Periodicals Service Company
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Germantown, New York 12526
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Advertising Inquiries Contact Kristin McCarthy at
Manuscript Review Anyone interested in reviewing manuscript submissions for the Review should email the Review Editors at
The Managing Editor is Danielle McClellan.

The Co-Editors for Volumes 51 - 53 (2017 - 2019) are Jeannine Bell, Susan Sterett, and Margot Young.

The general editor of volumes 54-56 will be Rebecca Sandefur

Books for Review The Book Review editor for Volumes 54–56 (2019–2021) is Hadar Aviram

Publishers interested in submitting a book for review consideration, or those interested in reviewing should contact the LSR Book Review Editor, Hadar Aviram. To mail books for review, please send to:

Dr. Hadar Aviram
UC Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Wiley iTunes app Wiley's sociology app, Sociology Spotlight, available free of charge for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch includes abstracts for Law & Society Review. Download at iTunes here.
Copyright All rights reserved by the Law and Society Association. Authorization to photocopy items from the Law & Society Review for internal and personal use is granted by the copyright holder for libraries and other users registered with their local Reproduction Rights Organization (RRO), e.g. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 USA, provided the appropriate fee is paid directly to the RRO. This consent does not extend to other kinds of copying such as copying for general distribution, for advertising or promotional purposes, for creating new collective works or for resale. Special requests should be addressed to: Requests to reuse articles or parts of articles published before 2003 should be directed to Current LSA members receive a 25% discount on re-use permissions by emailing