Thai Legal Studies Vol. 3 No. 2 (2023)


We are delighted to announce that Thai Legal Studies’ Vol. 3 No. 2 has been published. The issue features three intriguing articles, a translation of a historic Thai text, and two book reviews.

We wish you an enjoyable read.


TLS Vol. 3 No. 2:


Thanapat Yaemklin and Kumpon Kittipongpattana, Enigmatic Aspects of “Time Is of the Essence” in Construction Law of Thailand: A Comparative Study of Common Law in England and Australia,

Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, Prime Ministerial Term Limit: Adopted, Abused, and Abandoned,

Francis Goh and  Amnart Tangkiripimarn, Looking Around: Should Thailand Promote Mediation Effectiveness and How?,



Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit, Tenets Spoken by Indra,


Book reviews

Patharanist Wannapoglang, Review of Ngoc Son Bui and Mara Malagodi (eds), Asian Comparative Constitutional Law, Volume I, Constitution Making (Hart 2023),

Benjamin Ivry, Review of Thanh Phan and Daniela Damian (eds), Smart Cities in Asia: Regulations, Problems, and Development (Springer Nature 2022),


Thai Legal Studies Vol. 3 No. 1 (2023)


We are delighted to announce that Thai Legal Studies’ Vol. 3 No. 1 has now been fully published. The issue features four intriguing Articles, a Commentary, Case Summaries, and a Book Review.

We wish you an enjoyable read!

TLS Vol. 3 No. 1:

Thanyanuch Tantikul, Remorseful or Resigned: Criminal Justice Legitimacy and the Appearance of “Docile” Defendants,

William Roth, “The Incident of 1911”: The Real Truth in the Temple of Preah Vihear Case,

Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit, The Arithmetic of Life in Premodern Siam Ranking and Monetary Value in the Regime of Punishment,

Supakorn Wilartratsami, Evaluating Thailand’s Domestic Implementation of the Prevention of Grave Breaches under the Geneva Conventions,

Wiriya Kongsiriwong, Commentary: An Overview of Problems with the Act on Imposition of Non-Criminal (Pinai) Regulatory Fines, B.E. 2565 (2022),

Supakorn Wilartratsami, Tanyapat Chaiseri, and Nawinda Klumsombut, Case Summaries: Supreme Court (Plenary Session) Decisions 2022,

Andrew Harding, Book Review: Buddhism and Comparative Constitutional Law (Tom Ginsburg and Benjamin Schonthal, eds),

Important Update from Thai Legal Studies


Thai Legal Studies is pleased to announce two new developments:

First, Volume 2 Issue 1 (July 2022) is out now! All articles and other material can be viewed open access (always free) from our website’s Home page here.

Second, TLS is excited to announce that we now accept Format-Free Submissions, meaning that authors may submit manuscripts to us in any style they prefer! References can also use any scholarly convention and appear either as in-text citations or footnotes. Our revised submission guidelines can be found here.

Thank you for your interest in Thai Legal Studies.