Laws is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of legal systems, theory, and institutions, published bimonthly online by MDPI. 
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Topic in Inventions, Laws, Sustainability, Technologies
Emerging Technologies, Law and Policies Topic Editors: Esther Salmerón-Manzano, Francisco Manzano Agugliaro
Deadline: 30 September 2023
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Deadline: 31 March 2024
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Cannabis Legalization in the United States: Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Public Health Implications Topic Editors: Robert Mark Silverman, Kelly Patterson
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Laws
Intangible Corporate Intellectual Property Rights Assets: Finance and Governance for Sustainability Transitions Guest Editors: Janice Denoncourt, Onyeka Nwoha, Michelle Okyere
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Special Issue in Laws
Environmental Legislation and Energy Transition Guest Editor: Daniela Winkler
Deadline: 15 August 2023
Special Issue in Laws
Rule of Law and Human Mobility in the Age of the Global Compacts Guest Editors: Marion Panizzon, Daniela Vitiello, Tamas Molnar
Deadline: 1 September 2023
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Disability Human Rights Law Collection Editor: Anna Arstein-Kerslake
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