The Griffith Law Review: Law Theory Society has a proud history of publishing innovative and engaging socio-legal, inter-disciplinary and critical legal research. Our focus is international and we engage with worldwide issues and agendas. In recognition of the Reviewâ€™s standing as a leading journal, it was ranked A* by the Australian Research Council for the 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia Initiative.
The Review is pleased to announce the following publishing opportunity for 2015.
Â (2015) 24(3) Symposium
Through the Looking Glass: the Framing of Law and Justice through Popular Imagination
Symposium Editor: Cassandra Sharp
Deadline for manuscripts: 30 March 2015
Â This special edition is designed to explore the connected themes of legal storytelling and the visual image of law and justice in popular culture.Â Following Alice, who contemplates, and then explores, the world on the other side of the looking glass, this special edition calls upon scholars to reflect on and encounter the concepts of law and justice as broadly framed within popular imagination via the portal of popular cultural texts. Alice goes through the looking glass to find a world both clear and recognizable yet inverted, or refracted, and so too, this symposium sought to explore stories and images of law in popular culture that are familiar, yet at the same time often turned strange.
Within this theme, scholars can investigate and revisit issues that map the contemporary discipline of law and pop culture â€“ with its different dimensions and relations to legal knowledge, law practice and jurisprudence. The special edition seeks to allow for broad coverage under topics such as:
- The role of legal storytelling in transforming, mirroring, creating, and sustaining legal consciousness.
- The framing and/or distortion of law within popular images and narratives.
- The transformation and circulation of meaning in relation to perceptions of justice, and/or how justice (dis)connects with law.
- The (de)mystification of law through popular stories.
Submissions are invited for this Symposium Edition, which can be between 8,000 and 10,000 words in length, addressing any issue broadly conceived within this theme.
Dr Cassandra Sharp (Symposium Editor)
Submissions to the journal can be made at the following web address:
For more information concerning the GLR contact:
Dr Ed Mussawir & Dr Tim Peters
Griffith Law Review