Academic journal article Law & Society Review

Editors' Note

Academic journal article Law & Society Review

Editors' Note

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As editors of the Law and Society Review, we have had a number of inquiries about possibilities for special issues. All were great suggestions, based on diverse and engaging ranges of scholarship and scholars. Uncomfortable with an ad hoc process, we put a formal call for special issue proposals up on the journal's website. We received several excellent submissions and the selection of two was tough-all promised exciting collections of essays. Islamic Law, Society, and the State is the first of the two selected special issues- actually a kind of "mini" special issue as the focus takes up a part, not the whole, of the issue.

It has been a pleasure to work with Tamir Moustafa and Jeffrey Adam Sachs as the special issue editors. In their framing article, the special issue editors set out an informative backdrop to the collection and introduce the reader to the richness of the articles that follow. As well, Jennifer Balint, our book review editor, came onboard, gathering book reviews that are on theme. …

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