Special journal issue on EU Legal Culture and Translation (open access)

A special issue of the International Journal of Language & Law (JLL) has just been published (volume 7, 2018), on the subject of EU legal culture and translation, guest edited by Vilelmini Sosoni and Lucja Biel.

JLL is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed e-journal which offers a forum for research on the interdependence of language and law in all of its facets, from theoretical approaches to practical problems. The journal is entirely free of charge to authors and readers, and publishes content under a CC-BY license.

The special issue is a follow-up to a panel organised at the conference “Language and Law in a World of Media, Globalisation and Social Conflicts” held at the University of Freiburg.


  • EU Legal Culture and Translation by Vilelmini Sosoni, Łucja Biel
  • The Role of EU Legal English in Shaping EU Legal Culture by Martina Bajčić
  • The Scales of Justice in Equilibrium. The ECJ’s Strategic Resolution of Ambiguity in Stefano Melloni v Ministerio Fiscal 2013 (Case C-399/11) by Sofiya Kartalova
  • Theoretical and Logical Prerequisites for Legal Translation by Anna Jopek-Bosiacka
  • Legal Language and EU Integration. The Case of the Western Balkans by Aleksandra Čavoški
  • EU Legal Language and Translation. Dehumanizing the Refugee Crisis by Elpida Loupaki

To download individual articles or the whole issue, click here.

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