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What you should know! – Submitting Final Papers

The Law Journal is now accepting written final paper submissions until the 28th of May. 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 […]

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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. Some of these issues are momentous in changing judicial or legislative history, and some are urgently deserving of more attention for their socio-legal importance and impact on law in society. This ‘blog’ – […]

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What You Should Know! – Submitting Abstracts

Our Call to Abstracts for Issue 2 of the Law Journal Ends on 08/02/21  The Law Journal asks for abstracts in order to help each individual interested in contributing as best, and as early, as possible during our compilation process. The Editors have compiled a short 1-page summary of what we are looking for from […]

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Submission Policy

This submission policy is intended to better inform individuals seeking to contribute towards the University of St Andrews Law Journal (the ‘Journal’), its publications, or for special inclusion on our website (pending arrangements with editorial staff). The submission policy thus covers all articles of work – primarily ‘abstracts’ for investigative papers’, and ‘final papers’ – […]

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Issue 1 of the Law Journal is now available!

Please see the following: It gives us great pleasure to present for publication the Inaugural Issue (Issue 1) of the University of 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 […]

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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 […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – A Brief Tribute

On this day… we honour the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her passing. Justice Ginsburg was undoubtedly a giant of jurisprudence and legal reform in the United States of America’s judicial history. Her very first opinion as a Supreme Court Justice – in ‘Harris v. Forklift Systems Inc’ (510 U.S. 17, 25 (1993) […]

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Review Policy

This ‘Review Policy’ outlines the process by which works are evaluated by the Editorial Board of the Journal. The University of St Andrews Law Journal’s Review Process is split into the following sections: Submission of Abstracts Communicating and Allocating successful contributors Submission and Review of contributor papers Editorial Peer-Review process Compilation of Draft(s) Review of […]

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Articulating the Abstract

First, we want to thank everyone who is reading this post with the intention of becoming a contributor at the University of St Andrews Law Journal. We hope to provide a sound and affirmative direction for our vision of legal study, and offer a platform where all our contributors can produce their very best work […]