It is quite uncommon for an Italian law review to identify itself with a specific university institution. Generally, journals and reviews have a thematic approach, being originally associated with one or more specific topics, a discipline, or methodology. In the most egregious cases, they represent the vehicle of a peculiar cultural project; in other instances, they have mainly an informative character, addressing the academia, the legal professions or both. Invariably, however, they stem out the efforts of a network of scholars or practitioners, who tend to be linked only by common intellectual interests. Also, in the majority of cases law reviews are published by by commercial publishers, which are usually set up in the form of profit-making companies. The Roma Tre Law Review aims to break with this tradition, for two main reasons:
i) the magazine is conceived as the spin-off of an institution and not of a group of scholars or professionals: as a result, it is not focused on a specie topic or a set of issues, but is aimed at surveying transversally ( and from an interdisciplinary perspective) the national and trans-national legal landscape.
ii) is published in-house by a non-profit organization and will be freely accessible on the web in digital format. Moreover, the use of English (and, in exceptional cases, of French and Spanish) as vehicular language reflects the intent to address a global audience, informing the public about relevant developments in Italian Law, and at the same time fostering a more systematic confrontation of the Italian jurists with the overall trends and problems emerging at a trans-national level.