About the Journal

The UUM Journal of Legal Studies (UUM JLS) was founded in 2010. It is a double-blind peer reviewed, international academic journal published biannually (January and July) by Universiti Utara Malaysia. Providing up-to-date, academic, authoritative and critical analysis of current legal issues in Malaysia and across the globe. This Journal indexed by SCOPUS, MYCITE, EBSCOHOST ProQuest and UDLEDGE.


Aims and Scope

The Journal's objective is to publish impactful legal articles thereby enhancing visibility of research output. We welcome comparative, jurisprudential, international, and interdisciplinary materials relevant to law. The journal is published in both English and Bahasa Malaysia and it is open to authors around the worlds. Coverage will include but is not limited to issues surrounding:

• Public Law – Criminal Law, Constitutions, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, and Public International Law

• Private law – Business Law, Corporation Law, Family Law, Consumer Law, Torts, Information, Technology/Cyber Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law, Private International Law

• Syariah law – Islamic Banking and Finance Law, Islamic Family Law, Islamic International Law, Islamic Inheritance Law, Islamic Judiciary and Fatwa, Takaful

Submissions to the Journal are selected for publication on the basis of a double blind peer-review mechanism conducted through an internal and external Article review Board consisting of academics and experts in the field. 

UUM Journal of Legal Studies (UUMJLS) is an open access journal. The articles on this site are available in full-text and free of charge to our web visitors. This website does not require any personal information about its visitors to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.

UUM Journal of Legal Studies (UUMJLS) is publication fully funded by Universiti Utara Malaysia.