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Law & Social Inquiry

The ABF sponsors a quarterly, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal, Law & Social Inquiry, which is published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Christopher Schmidt  is the current Editor of the journal and Howard S. Erlanger is the Review Section Editor. Contributors include legal academics and social scientists from around the world. Past articles have been awarded such distinctions as the 2011 Law & Society Article Prize and have earned the journal an impressive impact factor from the Journal Citation Report (JCR). Law & Social Inquiry's content is diverse and wide-ranging and respresents some of the finest scholary contributions  from respected authors such as Bryant Garth and Yves Dezalay. For more information on Law & Social Inquiry's scope, manuscript submission and review policies, and style guide, please visit our Scope & Submission Details page. 

For additional information on Law and Social Inquiry subscription rates and journal information visit our site at  Wiley-Blackwell Publishing

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Find LSI's latest press release on Gretchen Arnold and Megan Slusser's "Silencing Women's Voices: Nuisance Property Law and Battered Women" here.


Law & Social Inquiry, with Wiley-Blackwell, provides  an author feature and reader service called Early View. With Early View, author works will be published online well in advance of their print release, and readers will be able to view and download the material.  To view Early View content, please visit our site at the Wiley Online Library.  We will also be updating our own website to include special author features, supplemental matierals not found in print version of select articles, and  interviews.