Background Stanford Agora is an exclusively
online journal that seeks to enrich legal discourse by creating a forum for
the discussion of vital legal issues by lawyers and non-lawyers alike. "Agora"
is the ancient Greek word for "marketplace". The Greek Agora served as a forum
for philosophical discussion and debate. Today the desire for intense intellectual
interaction has not waned, but the forum for discussion has moved: today's agora
is the Internet. This technology provides, not only global connectivity, but
also freedom from the prison of the written word. Capitalizing on this revolutionary
platform, Stanford Agora supplements traditional written content with
multimedia texts and interactive elements.
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Audience Stanford Agora's primary audience
is the legal and academic community. However, just as the agora was a public
forum for discussion, Stanford Agora hopes to attract a wide variety
of users, extending beyond the traditional law journal audience. Our goal is
to challenge the user's previous concepts about a particular issue, whether
they are law professor, a sociologist or a freelance writer. Articles are generally
shorter (about 5 to 30 pages) and more accessible to those without legal training
than are conventional law review articles.
Format Each year Stanford Agora posts a symposium volume on a
particular issue. Past issues have centered on Socrates, Personhood and Legal
Pedagogy. The content appears exclusively on-line and is archived on our web
site. PDF files of the written content are available for download.
Submission We encourage the submission of traditional written articles
as well as multimedia texts such as audio interviews, video clips, photographs
and even songs that address our symposium topic. All content should be an original
work of innovative scholarship that is thoughtfully executed, well-reasoned,
and most importantly interesting.
Editing Process All content is edited in accordance with high editorial
standards. Each article goes through two phases of substantive textual editing
- a dynamic process between a Lead Editor and the Stanford Agora staff.
When initially submitted, complete citations must be included for all published
sources, facts and statistics. The staff will with check all citations and if
necessary convert them into Bluebook format (the Bluebook is the uniform citation
system used by the legal community). Publication of accepted articles is
always contingent on an edit that is received on time and is mutually acceptable
to the author and Stanford Agora.
2002-2003 Symposium - Legal Geographies. The
symposium topic for our next volume, Legal Geographies, will address
the importance of space, locality and geography in the law. To
submit an article for Stanford Agora's next symposium volume, send the
article with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions
will be accepted until November 1, 2002.