LENTERA HUKUM regularly publishes scholarly papers that focus on legal studies. In this issue, the journal rigorously improves the quality selection of manuscripts which strongly display the intimate knowledge of recent legal discourses that provide a window into the way they work in practice. Upon the pursuit of the excellent platform, this latest publication consists of six articles and one book review for which it discusses in-depth thoughts on law across Southeast Asia, from Indonesia, Timor Leste, to Lao PDR. The current issue adds increasingly debates on law and society, including to what extent legal pluralism has immersed and united as part of legal systems. Most papers generally discuss beyond state law, which cover adat law, Islamic law, and international law.