Submissions

We are currently accepting articles for the next issue of the Student Journal of Law.

Submissions are welcome from law students (undergraduates, postgraduates, GDL/CPE, LPC and BPTC students) from any university or law college, and to pupils, trainee solicitors and anyone in an early stage of their legal career. Articles should be of a high quality, and will be judged by the editorial team before publication.

Articles can be of any length. Shorter articles (approx 1,000 words) tend to discuss a case or a modern development in the law; medium-length articles (approx 5,000 words) tend to consider and summarise debate on a current legal issue; longer articles (approx 15,000 words) tend to offer a more considered opinion, making an original contribution to a current legal debate. However, articles of any length will be considered for publication, on the discretion of the editorial team. Articles are judged on quality, rather than quantity.

Articles may be submitted on any area of law, including jurisprudence, EU law, international and comparative law (as well as UK law). However, authors should bear in mind the journal's student readership when writing their articles. For this reason, we are particularly interested in publishing articles which would be of interest to a wide group of students. We would also be interested in receiving articles on political and business issues that would be of interest to lawyers.

To submit an article for consideration for the next issue, please email the Editor on sjol.sub@gmail.com

  • with the subject 'Submission: [Title]'
  • attaching your article as a Word document called '[Title]' (or a shortened version of the title)
  • ensuring your name is somewhere in the body of the email

Formatting
  • Articles should be typed in size 12 Calibri
  • 1.5 spacing should be used
  • There should be a line between paragraphs
  • New paragraphs should start at the beginning of the line (NOT tabbed)
  • Citations should be placed in the text or as footnotes (either is fine)
  • British English should be used. In particular, this includes spelling 'judgment' without an 'e' after the 'g'.
  • Cases should be italicised, with the neutral citation (if applicable) as well as a report citation (if applicable): eg Stack v Dowden [2007] UKHL 17, [2007] 2 AC 432
  • There should be no comma when citing a statute: eg Law of Property Act 1925

Please note: due to the number of articles we receive and our time restraints, articles which are not submitted in this format may be rejected.
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