In this special edition of Acta Academica, we called for contributions to engage in critical reflections on law as a humanities discipline against the background of US Crit Karl Klare's suggestion of transformative constitutionalism. We were interested in, for example, reflections on law's epistemological foundations, how the law intersects with historical analyses and with society. A pertinent question was: To what extent does present legal education and training give expression to the transformative ideal of a new order?
The articles included in this volume address these concerns as well as
others from multiple theoretical, philosophical and political vantage points. A
few authors tackle the present constitutional project as such and the prevalent
understanding of human rights to show how they lack an ethical response and a