Editorial: Welcome Back and Meet the New Team

We hope you all enjoyed a lovely summer (or Austral winter). After the hiatus, the IACL-AIDC is back with some important news that we would like to share with all our readers.

First, the incredible success that the blog has enjoyed since its relaunch in Seoul in 2018 has made it necessary to enlarge our team. So, starting from September 2019, we have some excellent new members joining our team. Dr. Dinesha Samararatne will join Dr. Erika Arban and Dr. Tom Daly as co-editor, while Stephanie Brenker and Julian Murphy will join the editorial team led by Toerien Van Wyk! Welcome everyone, it is exciting to see the Blog growing and expanding in all directions.

The other news we would like to share is that our publication dates have now changed, and we will be posting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Watch out for our emails and tweets to be kept informed of our latest publications! We have already lined up a series of very interesting posts for the weeks to come, including blog symposia, author’s interviews on the latest publications, presentations of newly formed IACL research groups, calls for papers and other posts of certain interest to our global audience.

This leads to our last point. The role of blogs is evolving as information communication technology develops. Legal Blog posts, for instance, are increasingly becoming an effective method of communicating and dissemination expert opinions on topical political/constitutional developments, share academic works and research findings, etc. But this is not the end of it: we recently read about how some blog posts have even been cited in court proceedings. Does this development represent the new frontier for legal blog posts? We hope to debate and discuss these developments in the weeks and months to come.

Meanwhile, we reiterate our goals of being a user-friendly meeting place for constitutionalists around the world, to share research, to respond to constitutional law developments, and to frame important debates, while being a truly global blog serving all areas of the world. You can read our mission statement here.

We hope you’ll enjoy our postings and as usual we would love to hear from you! Please send us your posts, comments, suggestions, and proposals at iacl.blogeditor@gmail.com.

Erika Arban, Dinesha Samararatne and Tom Gerald Daly


Suggested Citation: Erika Arban, Dinesha Samararatne and Tom Gerald Daly, ‘Editorial: Welcome Back and Meet the New Team’ IACL-AIDC Blog (24 September 2019) https://blog-iacl-aidc.org/2019-posts/2019/9/24/editorial-welcome-back-and-meet-the-new-team