Law reform in its many guises bridges the divide between the practical and the academic. In both common law and civil law jurisdictions there is a continuing need to review existing law – both statute and case law – to ensure it remains fit for purpose and relevant to the current needs of government and society. The means law reform will vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, in various forms and by different entities.

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) is developing a research project on Law Reform.

Many jurisdictions have been participating in the Law Reform Project, collecting and elaborating Literature Reviews on Law Reform. Not only researchers from Common Law jurisdictions have contributed – Ireland, Northern Ireland, Trindade & Tobogo – but also from Civil Law jurisdictions – France, Germany, Portugal, Spain – and, finally, Post-Conflict Settings .

Read all the Literature Reviews here.

More information on the IALS Law Reform Project: here.