International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family

The International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family is an academic peer-reviewed journal established to foster the publication of scholarly works relating to the foundations of family life and family law. It aims to contribute to an understanding and appreciation of the contributions made by families to the flourishing of individuals and of societies. It will explore the meaning of provisions which protect the family, such as the statement in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the family is the "natural and fundamental group unit of society." It will seek to promote a deeper understanding of the principles upon which families are based and of the standards of law and the governmental policies through which family life can be recognized and promoted. It will include scholarly articles which reflect a wide variety of cultures, legal systems, religions, and schools of jurisprudence.

Organizational Structure

The International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family is directed by an Editor in Chief, who works with the Managing Editor, supervises the other editorial staff and reports to a Board of Editors. The Board of Editors is the governing body of the journal and exercises authority over major editorial matters, taking into account the advice of the Editor in Chief.

Recent and Upcoming Volumes of the IJJF

The IJJF publishes one volume per year. The first issue of the IJJF was published in summer 2011 and consisted of 16 articles, primarily based upon papers that had been presented at the IASJF Symposium on "The Jurisprudence of the Family" held in 2010 in Bratislava, Slovakia on that topic. Volume 2 of the IJJF was published in summer 2012 and consisted of 17 articles, primarily based on papers that had been presented at the 2011 Symposia on "The Jurisprudence of Parenting and the Influence of Culture" that convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the University of Malta in 20121. Volume 3 of the IJJF was published in the summer of 2013 and consists of 14 articles most of which were presented at the Symposium on "The Jurisprudence of the Extended Family, Extending Family, and Intergenerational Solidarity" held in Doha, Qatar in Spring 2012. Volume 4 will include primarily papers that were presented at the 2013 Symposium on "The Jurisprudence of Family Relations: Privacy, Autonomy, and Whether States Should Regulate Family Relations that convened in June 2013 at Cardozo Law School in New York City. Volume 4 is currently in the process of editing, and publication of it is expected in the spring or summer of 2014.

How to Order the IJJF

The IJJF may be purchased in hardbound copy, in online access copy, or both. More information is available at https://www.wshein.com/media/brochures/72007.pdf

Pricing information is available at https://www.wshein.com/catalog/72007

William S. Hein & Company catalog entry:


Item #: 72007

Printed: 2010-