Lex Electronica was founded by Prof. Karim Benyekhlef in 1995, with a view to developing information and communications technology law. Since 2014, Prof. Vincent Gautrais is director of the journal.

An international law journal, the review's purpose was to feature to public and legal scholars changes regarding law and technology, not just information technologies but also life and health technologies. It was launched as the first french-speaking online law journal, and one of the first legal online journal worldwide.

Today, the journal covers many more themes beside Law and Technology, and includes articles regarding Law and Society and Law, Health and Environment, the Centre de recherche en droit public's two others areas of research.

The journal thus encompasses a range of topics to encourage dialogue and further research in law and related areas.