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UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence

Recent issue: volume 6 no. 1

The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence has been edited and published by students of UCL Laws since 2012. It superseded the UCL Journal of Human Rights, the UCL Commercial Law Review as well as the UCL Jurisprudence Review, the first UK academic law review to be run and written by students, established in 1994 by Stephen Guest, Emeritus Professor of Legal Philosophy.

The Journal publishes scholarly contributions from academics, researchers and practitioners, as well as showcasing outstanding research of post-graduate students. It accepts submissions in all areas of law and jurisprudence, reflecting the diverse and innovative areas of research at UCL Laws, and its distinguished tradition of legal philosophy. The Board of Editors assesses all submissions through a blind double peer review. The Journal is published twice a year and is also available via our website.

The Journal’s primary aim is to make a high-quality contribution to current debates on local and global issues of law and jurisprudence. It also gives students the opportunity to edit and publish an outstanding law review. Finally, the Journal seeks to add to the vibrant intellectual life of UCL’s world leading law school, a place where originality and innovation are highly prized, and where the shared pursuit of ideas remains fundamental to the Faculty’s continuing success.

Current call for submissions

Current call for submissions

The Editorial Board has decided to extend the deadline for submissions to the March 2017 edition of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence until Friday 5 May.

The theme of this issue ‘Crisis and the Law’. The Editorial Board welcomes submissions that engage with this general theme. It is broadly conceived, covering a range of political, economic, social, environmental and cultural issues, and leaves scope for any area of law or jurisprudence (domestic, regional or international) that is deemed to be crisis-related. The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible topics:

• ‘Brexit’;
• Constitutional issues;
• Environmental protection;
• Financial regulation;
• Human rights;
• Law and development;
• Multilateralism;
• Refugees and immigration;
• Technology and the law;
• Terrorism;
• War.

Submissions could be theoretical, doctrinal or aimed at practice. Concretely, the Journal seeks to publish pieces that either articulate the concept of crisis within the law or how the law deals with current crises. Articles which challenge existing boundaries in law or jurisprudence or how legal institutions work and are shaped by crises are also welcome.

We accept articles of between 8,000-12,000 words, case notes of 6,000-8,000 words and book reviews of 1,000-2,000 words. All submissions must comply with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is Friday 5 May. Manuscripts must be uploaded via the submissions section on our website.

Board of Editors 2016/17

Academic Editors: Luis F. Viveros and Nikolaos Pavlopoulos
Managing Editor: Conor Crummey
Faculty Editor: Dr Daniela Simone

Editorial Board 2016/17

Lorraine Aboagye, Rhadeena De Alwis, Jessie Barnett-Cox, Russell Campbell, Hitesh Dhorajiwala, Vanessa Gatt, Alexandra Hearne, Jim Hirschmann, Hannes Joebstl, Shang-Chin Lai, Pakhei Li, Daniella Lock, Murilo Lubamba De Melo, Rikkilee Moser, Edmund Robinson, Nicholas Sinanis, Joshua Teng, Isobel Travers, Pablo Uribe, Jomar Vargas, Elizabeth Virgo

Previous Editions

The Journal may be purchased in hard copy for £15.50 (excluding shipping and VAT) from the UCL online store. It can also be viewed through subscription services Westlaw and HeinOnLine. Note that all previous issues are fully available in digital form on our website.


For general enquiries please email the editors:ucljlj@ucl.ac.uk.