In March 1939 issue no.1 of the Bucharest Law School Annals (the then name of the journal) was published as a series of quaterly booklets presenting the results of the scientific research conducted by the academics and the students, as well as reports on the most important events in the then legal and scientific environment.  The publication aimed at creating and maintaining a “scientific movement useful to progress”. That aim has been preserved to the day, so the current “Bucharest University Annals – Law Series” (AUBD) publishes studies and research papers written by the academic staff and also by colleagues from other universities at home and abroad, young researchers, students and PhD students as well as information on legal topical isues, events organized by the Law School and the students’ results in international compatitions.   

After a long period of time, the past 1948 period, when only a yearly issue was published, the journal resumed its quaterly publication in 2000. The members of the Scientific Board are well-known representatives of the European legal world. As of 2006, the papers published in our journal have been accompanied by abstracts in French and English, and, as of 2009 each article has been accompanied by a technical section including abstracts and key words to facilitate thematic search. Moreover, the contents of the journal, the abstracts and the key words are available on the journal website: drept.unibuc.ro/aubd.

As most of the articles are published in English, French, German or Italian, our journal is currently exchanged with almost 100 libraries and universities abroad.

Starting 2014, the journal is published again in one issue, having more pages. Also, the journal was indexed in EBSCO, CEEOL and HeinOnline international databases.

Since 2020, an online section of the journal was established, named AUBD - Legal Forum, which publishes shorter essays.