Amsterdam Law Forum (A.L.F.)


Amsterdam Law Forum (A.L.F.)

Publisher: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Library

The Amsterdam Law Forum (A.L.F.) is an online journal of the Law Faculty in
particular, and the VU in general. The A.L.F. strives to offer an online
platform for legal and policy commentary articles, with an academic
character, yet accessible to a broader public , and furthermore serve as a
forum for academic publications by young legal scholars as well as literary

The journal comprises three parts:

Opinion Articles

This section offers publications by legal scholars in fields of contemporary
international, European and comparative law, (e.g., academics, politicians
and legal practitioners, as well as our own editorial board), contributing
to important public debates with provocative and meaningful dialog. Because
of this characteristics, publications in this section are relatively short,
nearly without footnotes and therefore accessible to a broad public. Opinion
pieces are editorial, rather than scientific in nature, and aimed at a
broadest audience among the three sections of the journal, as should be
reflected by relative brevity with respect to length and citation.

Scientific Papers

This section comprises scientific papers as researched and written by
selected lecturers, students and other stakeholders, depending on the theme/
topic at hand. The editorial board intends to develop close ties across the
VU Law Faculty, offering a podium and providing further impetus for the
research going forward within the institution. Moreover, the editorial board
strives for a symbiotic relationship whereby the A.L.F. is directly involved
in symposia and seminars, publishing the most important contributions by
faculty, guests and students alike. Furthermore, the A.L.F. offers a podium
for innovative publications of both master students and Phd-students from
within the faculty as well as from outside.

Literary Reviews

The literary review section will feature a diverse variety of reviews of
both contemporary and historic texts. This will offer a traditional
opportunity for editors and contributing authors to comment on both cutting
edge scholarship and significant underpinnings of the relevant fields of
law. In order to make publishing in this section more attractive for
academics, the A.L.F. will introduce Œbook review articles¹ in which several
books will be discussed simultaneously. The editorial board furthermore
invites scholars to write annotations for important land mark cases and
discuss historical events related to the theme of the issue.

Content in English.

ISSN 1876-8156

Principal Contact:

M.C. Stronks
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
Room 6A-42
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

Phone: 020-5986261

Amsterdam Law Forum is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on
the Internet.

Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.

Current Issue: Vol 1, No 1 (2008)

Date: 25 November 2008

Open Access: 
Original posting date: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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