Call for papers

Key Dates
20 April 2016Submissions open of extended abstract / draft full paper
30 June 2016Submissions due of extended abstract / draft full paper
14 July 2016Notifications of acceptance finalised and sent out
15 August 2016Finalised / revised presentations or papers due
The deadline for the submission of the open extended abstracts or draft full papers is now the 30th June 2016. The notifications of acceptance will be sent out by the 14th July 2016.
Please send the abstracts/draft papers by email to:
Submission of papers is invited on the following topics, but papers on other aspects of access to legal information via the Internet are also welcome. Papers on technology law not related directly to access to legal information cannot be submitted.


A selection of papers will be published in the Journal of Open Access  to Law (JOAL)

  • Global development of legal standards 
  • State of implementation of European legal standards 
  • Open Government, Public Sector Information initiatives and Free Access to Law 
  • Global and European innovations in access to law 
  • Policy issues on the publication of case Law 
  • Open Access to Legal Scholarship: Challenges and opportunities 
  • Facilitating better community access to legal information 
  • Communicating legal information: Visual law for improving public access to the law 
  • Free access to law from the government and non-state actors: European initiatives 
  • Free access to law from the government and non-state actors: global initiatives 
  • Interactive and 'intelligent' web-based legal services and knowledge-based tools 
  • Tools for supporting democratic participation and opportunities for digital democracy 
  • Law, Language and Access 
  • Comparative experiences of small LIIs
  • Global Interoperability and Linked Open Data in the legal domain