Contemporary Law Journal was established in 1991. It is published by the Faculty of Law of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, which is the oldest, the largest and constantly being awarded the highest accreditation ratings Law faculty in Bulgaria. It is printed and distributed by Sibi Publishing House -- the only Bulgarian publishing house specialised in legal literature.
The journal’s publications include academic, scientific-practical and other research papers by Bulgarian and foreign authors. It reflects achievements in all areas of law and its application – theory and history of the state and the legal systems, administrative law and administrative procedure, property law, civil procedure law, tax law, commercial law, constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure law, criminalistics, EU law, financial law, family law and law of succession, intellectual property law, international private law, international public law, labour law, law of obligations, Roman law, social security law; as well as reviews, information on academic forums, case law.
The authors involve both respected academics and young researchers at the beginning of their careers. The published research papers cover Bulgarian law and the law of other states, of international organisations, the EU law. Its main headings are ‘Articles’, ‘Discussions’, ‘Foreign Experience’, ‘Improvement of Legislation’, ‘Young Contributors’ and others.
Papers are published in Bulgarian with keywords and abstracts in English. Each issue provides basic information about the authors and their contact details.
The journal has four issues per year.
The Editorial Board members are prominent academics, promising younger specialists, legal practitioners. The international Editorial Board includes established academics from Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Republic of Northern Macedonia and Russia.