International Journal of Law in the Built Environment

International Journal of Law in the Built Environment


ISSN: 1756-1450

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A CIB-encouraged journal.Editorial objective

The International Journal of Law in the Built Environment provides a vehicle for the publication of high quality legal scholarship in the context of the design, construction, management and use of the built environment. It publishes up-to-date and original legal research contributions for the benefit of scholars, policy makers and practitioners in these areas, including those operating in the fields of legal practice, housing, planning, architecture, surveying, construction management, real estate and property management. The International Journal of Law in the Built Environment is a CIB-encouraged journal.

Editorial criteria

Literati Award presentation.The journal publishes scholarly legal articles dealing with the application of law in these areas, or with the related professional and policy aspects. Articles may address legal educational issues, doctrinal, theoretical or other forms of legal scholarship, or deal with empirical and socio-legal investigations within a built environment context. In keeping with the journal’s international scope articles drawing comparisons between two or more jurisdictions and those offering theoretical cross-jurisdictional legal perspectives are particularly welcome.

Unique attributes

  • Emphasis on the application of all aspects of substantive law on the built environment.
  • Focuses on the many legal challenges affecting the design, construction, management and use of buildings, spaces and structures.
  • Diversity of methodological approach. Combines articles from socio-legal perspectives with doctrinal, theoretical and policy-related studies.
  • International scope and commitment to comparative legal studies.
  • Interdisciplinary coverage catering equally for the professional and academic communities in the legal and the built environment fields.

Key Benefits

  • International Journal of Law in the Built Environment is an encouraged journal of the CIB.
  • The journal is indexed by Scopus and Westlaw. 

llustrative Content

  • The law relating to construction contracts and procurement
  • The law of real property, the land-related torts & neighbour disputes
  • Landlord and tenant law, including dilapidations, rent review and housing law
  • Planning, building control, conservation & environmental law
  • Conflict management, ADR, litigation & the expert witness
  • Negligence, professional liability and indemnity
  • Comparative legal studies in the built environment
  • Private international law in the context of the built environment
  • Jurisprudential and theoretical perspectives on law in the built environment
  • The role of legal research and scholarship in the built environment
  • Law teaching & curriculum development in built environment professional education 

Key Journal Audiences

  • Legal scholars and practitioners
  • Built environment researchers
  • Policy makers and planners
  • Housing professionals
  • Property management, valuation and investment professionals
  • Architects, engineers, surveyors and construction managers

International Journal of Law in the Built Environment is Indexed and Abstracted in:

  • Construction Management Abstracts
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) by Thomson Reuters;
  • ICONDA
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
  • Scopus
  • Westlaw

 

International Journal of Law in the Built Environment is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Property Management & Built Environment eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald Property Management & Built Environment eJournals Collection page.

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