About TLT

The Transnational Legal Theory Journal (TLT), a world leader in its field, engages with both the theoretical discussions within transnational law and the debates within and between existing fields. Now in its 8th volume, TLT is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal published by Taylor & Francis and produced in partnership with King’s College London and Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto. The Journal welcomes submissions across the full breadth of this wide-ranging area of the law.

Central to Transnational Legal Theory’s mandate is publication of work that explores whether and how transnational contexts, forces and ideations affect debates within existing traditions or schools of legal thought. Similarly, the journal aspires to encourage scholars debating general theories about law to consider the relevance of transnational contexts and dimensions for their work. With respect to particular jurisprudence, the journal welcomes not only submissions that involve theoretical explorations of fields commonly constructed as transnational in nature (such as commercial law, maritime law, or cyberlaw) but also explorations of transnational aspects of fields less commonly understood in this way (for example, criminal law, family law, company law, tort law, evidence law, and so on). Submissions of work exploring process-oriented approaches to law as transnational (from transjurisdictional litigation to delocalised arbitration to multi-level governance) are also encouraged.

Equally central to Transnational Legal Theory’s mandate is theoretical work that explores fresh (or revived) understandings of international law and comparative law ‘beyond the state’ (and the interstate). The journal has a special interest in submissions that explore the interfaces, intersections, and mutual embeddedness of public international law, private international law, and comparative law, notably in terms of whether such inter-relationships are reshaping these sub-disciplines in directions that are, in important respects, transnational in nature.

Upcoming Issue: 8(3)


Klass Hendrik Eller

Private governance of global value chains from within: lessons from and for transnational law (abstract)

Joseph (Yusuf) Saei

Amicus Curious: structure and play in investment arbitration (abstract)

Symposium – Neil Walker Intimations of Global Law

Karen Knopp

Elegance in global law: reading Neil Walker, Intimations of Global Law (abstract)

Patrick Capps

Authority in Intimations of Global Law (abstract)

Dora Kostakopoulou

Brexit, the US presidential election and neonationalism: is the global imaginary faltering? (abstract)

Martin Loughlin

The misconceived search for global law (abstract)

Neil Walker

The shaping of global law (abstract)