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After the Flight – A paper by Katherine Montana

The editors of the Law Journal are pleased to present a paper submitted by contributor Katherine Montana for our Summer 2021 publications. “(Preamble) In 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots was deposed by Scottish nobles who did not favour her rule. After the 1568 Battle of Langside that saw her pitted against these nobles, she fled […]

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Trading with the enemy in the Great War – A guest paper by Dr Robert S. Shiels

The editors of the Law Journal are pleased to present a guest paper submitted by Dr Robert S. Shiels for our Summer 2021 publications. “(Preamble) In this paper, Robert Shiels, a graduate of the universities of Dundee and Glasgow, and a solicitor in Scotland, considers the politically sensitive circumstances arising at the outbreak of the […]

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Preview-Review of Common Law, Civil Law, and Colonial Law (2021)

Review the full Preview-Review of Common Law, Civil Law, and Colonial Law (2021) here:  PreviewReview_CommonLawCivilLawColonialLaw_OR Abstract: | Common Law, Civil Law, and Colonial Law: Essays in Comparative Legal History from the Twelfth to the Twentieth Centuries offers twelve essays, individually embodying the characteristic uniqueness of comparative legal history. Each essay provides a unique methodology, balancing […]

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What you should know! – Submitting Final Papers

Undergraduates, postgraduates, visiting students and students on study abroad are all free and welcome to submit papers to the Journal. Members of faculty staff, and individuals from outside of our academic community, may also submit works but shall be required to provide relevant institutional details. The Editors have compiled a short 1-page summary of what […]

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‘This Week in Legal History…’

‘This Week in Legal History…’ is a running project aiming to highlight historic legal issues from across our community at St Andrews. Our goal is to eventually recieve enough content to publish biweekly. Some of these issues are momentous in changing judicial or legislative history, and some are urgently deserving of more attention for their […]

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What You Should Know! – Submitting Abstracts

Our Call for Abstracts, Martinmas Semester 2021-22, is now OPEN! We are accepting abstracts from all years of students at the University of St Andrews! Staff of the University may also contribute, as well academics and individuals from other institutions and organisations as guest contributors (please consult our Submission Policy on our WordPress site for more […]

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Submission Policy

This submission policy is intended to better inform individuals seeking to contribute towards the publications of the St Andrews Law Journal (the ‘Journal’). The submission policy thus covers all articles of work – primarily ‘abstracts’, and ‘final papers’ – submitted by students of the University of St Andrews, special guest contributors, and other academics or […]

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Issue 1 of the Law Journal is now available!

It gives us great pleasure to present for publication the Inaugural Issue (Issue 1) of the St Andrews Law Journal, for Martinmas Semester, Winter 2020. On behalf of all the editors of the Editorial Board, and our brilliant contributors, we hope you take as much joy from reading our corpus of works as we have […]

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Law Journal Exemplar Abstract – ‘Darrow and Justice’ – Oliver Roberts

The New York Times had these words to say of the infamous American Attorney, Clarence Darrow, upon his death in 1938: “He resorted to no quillets of the law. He was defending justice in his conception of it, a justice tempered with sympathy and humanity”. Clarence Darrow fought fire with fire. Accused of attempting to […]

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On this day… September 24th, 1968 – The Chicago Eight Trial begins

On this day… in 1968, The Chicago Eight trial began before Judge Julius Hoffman. Antiwar protests in the United States had reached new levels by 1968. Increasing involvement in Vietnam, coupled with heightened organised protest around student campuses culminated in violent clashes between police forces and demonstrators in Chicago on the week of the Democratic […]