Who We Are

KILAW Journal is specialized in various legal domains enriched by KILAW faculty members as well as external researchers. Basically, the Journal aims at encouraging research and developing research skills of the academic staff. It is worth mentioning that academic research is essential in most international academic institutions, and classified as evaluation tool in two angles; namely, academic research itself, and responsibility towards the community. To enhance academic research, KILAW released its first issue in January 2013 under the name “Journal of Kuwait International Law School”. The school has been keen on maintaining the continuity of releasing the journal with distinctive format and content. It works to elevate its status among Kuwaiti, regional, Arab and international journals.

KILAW Journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed legal journal include researches and studies in both Arabic and English. Below is explanation of the characteristics:
Academic legal journal
All accepted papers are related to various law domains (public, private, Sharia) and their subdivisions (administrative, constitutional, public international law, private international law, civil law, commercial law, etc.)
All accepted papers should meet the research criteria, such as importance of the study, methodology, authenticated references, etc…
All accepted papers should be original and not previously published.

Referred journal:  
Journal administration asks two referees who should be professors to maintain the academic level of the published papers
Journal administration continually updates the referees lists.

Quarterly journal: 
The Journal is issued four times a year: in September, December, March, and June.

Issued in both Arabic and English: 
KILAW Journal administration is very keen on English language that it made it the medium of instruction in the LLM program and the language of the thesis. This interest is reflected on the journal in the following manner:
The journal contains a section in English language and abstracts for Arabic researches.
The Journal accepts papers written in English after being referred
Researchers who write in Arabic are requested to present abstracts in English
There is an English language editor responsible for preparing and reviewing the materials published in English

Journal Objectives

-Enhancing critical legal awareness in the different domains of law and Sharia, especially those related to contemporary issues.
-Establishing academic landmark that enables academic staff members to publish their research papers, and comments on verdicts.
-Building a communication bridge between Arab researchers and international researchers.
-Sponsoring distinguished researchers who are currently PhD candidates in the various Arab law schools in order to publish their research and encourage them to -keep working on qualitative and unique research.
-Providing KILAW students with research papers that enhance their critical thinking skills.


The themes of the journal include:
-Research and studies.
-Comments on verdicts.
-Summaries of theses and dissertations.
-Academic reports on symposiums and conferences.
-Book reviews of law-related books.


KILAW Journal is interested in directly law-related issues; public, private and Islamic laws as:

Public law: research papers should be related to the constitutional law (constitutional institutions, the government, the Parliament, constitutional judicial system); administrative law, government contracts, and administrative judicial system; public criminal law; private criminal law; criminal procedures; public international criminal law; and public international law.

Private law: researches should be related to civil law; contracts; civil procedures; commercial law; company law; insurance; maritime law; and arbitration

Islamic studies and Sharia: researches should be related to Islamic Fiqh (law); Islamic economics; Islamic ruling system; personal status; Quraan and Hadeeth sciences ……

Economy and General finance: Researches includes principles of economic sciences- fundamental economic theories-budget-economic tendencies and indicators – development plans – insurance – banking – external trading -etc..