Writing for the law review can enhance the skills necessary for academic writing and legal practice. Above all, it looks amazing on a CV! Employers choose students who go the extra mile, the ones who put aside time to research and write about updates in their favourite area of law to prove they have a real interest. Below are the submission guidelines for publishing content on our blog and in our Law Review Journals.
Writing for our blog is an excellent way to enhance your skills, commercial awareness, and knowledge in a particular area of law. You are welcome to write short articles on ANY area of the law ranging from Criminal Law to EU Law. We accept submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year, there are no deadlines. Email your blog posts to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish your post on our website.
Law Review Journals
Writing an article or case note is an effective way to think more critically about the law and obtain a greater understanding of the subject area. We accept submissions from students, lecturers, lawyers, judges, and legal professionals. If you would like to submit an article or case note for the upcoming edition of the Journal, please see our submission guidelines below.
- We are looking for articles about ANY specific element of Scots law, or notes about a recent case, legislation, or legal developments. Submissions should be argumentative and contribute towards the legal debate on a particular topic.
- We DO accept submissions relating to the law in other common/civil law/mixed jurisdictions, but only where such pieces have a substantial comparative aspect with Scots law. This requirement, however, does not apply to those pieces which relate to EU or international law.
- Although we encourage students to write new material for the Law Review, we are happy to accept pieces of written coursework with a new title and further development.
- You can be as bias as you want, this is your opinion on the law and your discussion of ideas.
- Short Articles – approx. 500 – 2,000 words max.
- Long articles – approx. 2,500 – 8,000 words max.
- Case Notes – approx. 500 – 1,000 words max.
- Commentary – approx. 1,000 – 1,500 words max.
- Book reviews and reports – approx. 500 – 1,000 words.
There will be some flexibility with the word counts, however, we encourage articles to be concise as possible.
All submissions must conform to the OSCOLA referencing system. Sources that are cited in an article must be reliable and accurate to the best of your knowledge. You do not need to append a bibliography to your submission, but you must ensure your references are completely accurate.
Code of Conduct
Prior to the publication of your submission for the Blog or Journal, you must sign and send a copy of the Code of Conduct to the Editor-in-Chief. Once the Editor-in-Chief countersigns the Code of Conduct, your submission will be published on our website. You will be sent a copy by the Editor-in-Chief when you wish to submit your article. Only one form must be signed in a given academic year and at the end of the academic year, the Code of Conduct will be deleted or destroyed.
Please sign the form and send it along with your submission in an email to email@example.com with your name and title of your submission.