Thai Legal Studies (TLS) is an open-access online journal published in English by the Thammasat University Faculty of Law, Bangkok, Thailand. It seeks to publish original articles reflecting high quality research and analysis about the legal system in Thailand, including its laws, institutions, and jurisprudence, as well about legal issues more generally affecting Thailand. For scholarly articles, TLS uses the double-blind method of peer review whereby neither the author nor the reviewers know the identity of the others involved in the process.

In addition, Thai Legal Studies publishes shorter works, such as Opinions or Comments about specific legislation, court decisions, or previously published TLS articles, Current Developments, Book Reviews, and Summaries of articles previously published in Thai. TLS also welcomes the submission of fully translated articles previously published in Thai, the aim being to provide greater worldwide accessibility to Thai scholarship and thought.

While Thai Legal Studies is an academic rather than a “professional” journal, it nonetheless should be of interest to judges, officials, legislators, and law reformers, as well as scholars and students from a variety of disciplines. It will also inform the international community of legal thought and legal development in Thailand.

Thammasat University (TU), as one of Thailand’s leading universities, aspires to internationalize its programs and activities and become a leading university in Asia. Publishing work of an international standard is a major aspect of this policy, and Thai Legal Studies is fully supported by TU Law. As a consequence, TLS is an open-access journal. It does not charge any fees or other payment from authors wishing to submit manuscripts and have their work published in TLS, nor is there any charge to view published articles or content. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from Thai Legal Studies or the author.

Thai Legal Studies publishes two issues per calendar year, in July and December, but articles and other materials deemed ready for publication will be put online immediately for viewing before later being included in a forthcoming issue. TLS maintains its own website as an entry portal to the journal <>, with direct links to the substantive content hosted and archived by Thai Journals Online (ThaiJO). The editorial staff uses Open Journal Systems (OJS) as its workflow management platform.


[18 May 23]