The Aberdeen Student Law Review (ASLR) is an academically peer-reviewed journal written and edited by students of the University of Aberdeen’s Law School. Only the second of its kind in Scotland, the purpose of the ASLR is to showcase the work of students and alumni of the University of Aberdeen, highlighting the many areas of law which are taught and researched at this institution.

If you have any questions in relation to the Aberdeen Student Law Review, or would like to subscribe for a printed copy of the journal, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Aberdeen Student Law Review
c/o School of Law
University of Aberdeen
Taylor Building
Dunbar Street
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3UB
Email: aslr@abdn.ac.uk

About Us

The idea to establish a student law review at the University of Aberdeen was first discussed by two students on a cold winter’s night in January 2010. The scene of this discussion was a place most suited to intellectual debate: a Public House on Union Street. The following day, this half-formed idea was proposed to the Head of the Law School, Professor Margaret Ross, who gave them permission to try and make something of it. Over a period of seven months the Founding Managing Editor, Dominic Scullion, and the initial Editorial Board endeavoured to ensure the project was completed. In July 2010 the inaugural issue was launched.

Aberdeen Student Law Review is founded on the belief that writing about the law is as important as reading about it or discussing it. It forces us to research more extensively and, it is hoped, to broaden our legal minds. It encourages us to think about the other sides to an argument and to pursue our own case armed with increased knowledge. It is what lawyers from this university have been doing since 1495 and it is what we hope the next generation of lawyers will continue to do.

In compiling each volume of Aberdeen Student Law Review we aim to include articles on a broad range of legal subjects. We hope that the mix of different articles will demonstrate the enormous range of subjects taught and researched at our ancient university. We thank all of those who submit their work for consideration, and all who continue to write for our journal. To our successful contributors we offer many congratulations. To those whose work has not been included in our issues to date we offer our thanks, and hope that you will continue to pursue academic writing.

A very large number of people assist us in managing this review, and their help is invaluable. Our thanks are extended to the staff of Aberdeen Law School for their continuing assistance in making this publication possible. We are also indebted to our peer reviewers, who must remain anonymous, and our sponsors for making the publication of this review possible.

Editorial Board

Editorial Board 2017-18

Editors-in-Chief

  • Kieran Buxton
  • Ezgi Ediboglu

Assistant Editors-in-Chief

  • Iliyana Futkova
  • Edward Russell

Editors

  • Matthew Finnie
  • Mary Gilmore-Maurer
  • Chiara Gjostol
  • Argyro Kepesidi
  • Tiago Palma

Editorial Board 2015-16

Editors-in-chief

  • Augustinus Mohn
  • Euan West

Editors

  • Mukarrum Ahmed
  • Kieran Buxton
  • Domenico Carolei
  • Iliyana Futkova
  • Dimitar Ivanov Kadiyski
  • Edward Russell
  • Evangelos Stefanis

Editorial Board 2014-15

Managing Editors

  • Constantinos Yiallourides
  • Demetris Hadjiosif

Editorial Board

  • Euan West
  • Augustinus Mohn
  • Anna Holzmeister
  • Bukky Lawal
  • Mukarrum Ahmed

Editorial Board 2013-14

Managing Editors

  • Andrew Merry
  • Phil Glover

Assistant Editors

  • Mhairi Gavin
  • Euan West

 Editors

  • Kirsty Strachan
  • Demetris Hadjiosif
  • Constantinos Yiallourides
  • Amanda Davy
  • Lucas Clover-Alcolea
  • Fraser Mackay
  • David Ridley

Editorial Board 2012-13

Honorary Editor and Patron

  • The Hon. Lord Woolman, Senator of the College of Justice

Managing Editor

  • Ilona Cairns

Assistant Editors

  • Jayne Holliday
  • Stephen Ooi

Editors

  • Felix Okpe
  • Luke Burgess-Shannon
  • Catherine Guthrie
  • Campbell Stuart
  • Tom Croy
  • Graham MacDonald
  • Lillie Fraser

Editorial Board 2011-12

Honorary Editor and Patron

  • The Hon. Lord Woolman, Senator of the College of Justice

Managing Editor

  • Colin Mackie

Assistance Editor

  • Caroline Hood

Editors

  • Emma Fraser
  • Douglas Mackillop
  • Philip Glover
  • Fraser Matheson
  • Luke Burgess-Shannon

Editorial Board 2010-11

Honorary Editor and Patron

  • The Hon. Lord Woolman, Senator of the College of Justice

Managing Editor

  • Leanne Bain

Editors

  • Alice Cannon
  • Ross Douglas
  • Emma Fraser
  • Stuart Lee
  • Bruce Mangeon Fairweather
  • Charlotte Taylor
  • Jennifer White
  • Ryan Whelan (Book Review)

Editorial Board 2009-10

Honorary Editor and Patron

  • The Hon. Lord Woolman, Senator of the College of Justice

Managing Editor

  • Dominic Scullion

Assistant Editors

  • Leanne Bain
  • Calum Stacey

Editors

  • Terri Costello
  • Corey Duff
  • Guy Grant
  • Julia Harris
  • Natasha Mortazavi
Publications

Now in its ninth year of publication, the latest issue of the ASLR was launched in March 2018. Printed copies of previous issues are available in law libraries across the country. Full electronic versions of these works are freely available for download below.

 

Volume 8 (March 2018)

 

 

Volume 7 (March 2017)

Volume 6 (December 2015)

Volume 5, (November 2014)

Volume 4, (September 2013)

Volume 3, (July 2012)

Volume 2, (July 2011)

Volume 1, (July 2010)

ISSN numbers: ISSN 2045-7340 (print) and Online ISSN 2045-7359 (online)

Submissions

The Editorial Board is keen to receive submissions from students, past and present, of the University of Aberdeen for the forthcoming volume.

Submissions are welcome from students at all stages, from first year undergraduate to postgraduate PhD level. Students may submit a piece of work which has been written for part of their degree, or may write something specifically for the ASLR.

Several types of articles will be considered:

  • Case Notes (500 to 1,500 words on a recent judicial development)
  • Book Reviews (500 to 1,500 words on a recent publication)
  • Essays and Short Articles (1,500 to 4,000 words)
  • Long Articles (4,000 to 10,000 words)

Articles must conform to the latest version of the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).

For further details please refer to our Submission GuidanceA Word version of the Declaration of Originality can be found here.

The Review Process

Submissions will be received by the editor(s)-in-chief at the nominated email address and will be made anonymous before being sent for editorial review. Every article will be reviewed by at least two editors. Successful submissions at this stage will be sent to an anonymous peer-reviewer. A decision will then be made on the status of the article. Articles may be accepted outright; accepted subject to minor or major modification; or rejected. The editorial board will make all attempts to send constructive feedback to the authors where possible.

Successful authors will be expected to work alongside the editorial board to ensure that the submission meets the required standard for publication, including its proper formatting. All editors have the authority to make minor changes to articles in terms of spelling, syntax, structure and grammar. Editors will also be allowed to make changes to substantive content on consultation with the author.

How to Submit

Please attach a Word document (or equivalent) to an email message with the subject ‘Submission for ASLR’ along with the required documents, as described in our Submission Guidance, to aslr@abdn.ac.uk.

Deadline for submissions: 15 September of every year.

Sponsorship

The Editorial Board would like to offer our thanks to Stronachs LLP and Dentons  for sponsoring the Aberdeen Student Law Review.

We are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.

Stronachs- Dentons Prizes

 
Our sponsors,  Stronachs LLP  and Dentons, will award a prize for the best paper published in the forthcoming volume of the ASLR. The prize recognises the outstanding quality of the relevant paper and consists of a £200.00 award to the paper’s author(s). All submissions that are approved for publication will be considered for the prize.

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