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, the idea was presented to the Head of the Law School, Professor Margaret Ross, who gave them permission to start the Aberdeen Student Law Review. Over a period of seven months, the founding Managing Editor, Dominic Scullion, and the initial Editorial Board endeavoured to ensure that the project was completed and in July 2010 the inaugural issue was launched.

The Aberdeen Student Law Review was founded on the belief that writing about the law is just as important as reading about it or discussing it. It forces us to research extensively, broadening our legal minds, and encouraging us to think about the other sides to an argument. It is what lawyers from the University of Aberdeen 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 the 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 to our successful contributors we offer many congratulations.

A 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 to our sponsors, Stronachs, for making the publication of this review possible.

Additional Information

Editorial Board

Editorial Board 2020-2021

Honorary Editor

  • Lady Dorrian, Lord Justice Clerk

Honorary Secretary

  • Dr Alisdair MacPherson

Consulting Editor

  • Azubuike Ozah

Editors-in-Chief

  • Robbie Callander
  • Sheyda Rimmer

Editors

  • Annabel Scott
  • Cameron Dickson
  • Jason de Clerk
  • Nigel Isherwood
  • Olukayode Olugbemi
  • Rosie Donnelly

Editorial Board 2019-2020


Editors-in-Chief

  • Azubuike Ozah and Stephen Foland 

Honorary Secretary 

  • Dr. Alisdair Macpherson 

Consulting Editor

  • Mitchell Skilling

Editors

  • Rozane Kasem
  • Derek Gardiner 
  • Nicolo Brugnera
  • Magdalena Zabrocka

Editorial Board 2018-19

Editors-in-Chief

  • Mitchell Skilling 
  • Dr. Malte Wilke 

Assistant Editors-in-Chief

  • Mary Gilmore-Maurer 

Consulting Editor 

  • Kieran Buxton

Editors 

  • Sophie Rebecca Mills 
  • Martin Mitkow Nedyalkow
  • Jan Korokul
  • Ilma Mozuraityte
  • Patrick Gomez

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

The tenth volume of the Aberdeen Student Law Review was launched in November 2020. The eleventh volume is due to be published later this year.  Printed copies of previous issues are available in law libraries across the country and full electronic versions of these works are available at the legal database HeinOnline and for download, below.

Volume 10 (November 2020)

Volume 9 (June 2019)

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)

 

Submissions

Submissions

Submissions are accepted from students currently studying at the University of Aberdeen and alumni that have graduated no later than summer 2018.

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 as part of their degree, or something specifically written for the ASLR.

The following types of submissions 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 Guidance. A Word version of the Declaration of Originality can be found here.


The Review Process

Submissions are received by the Editors-in-Chief and are anonymously sent to the Editorial Board for review. Every article is reviewed by at least two Editors. Successful submissions at this stage are sent to an anonymous peer reviewer, where a decision will then be made on the status of the submission. Articles may be accepted outright; accepted subject to minor or major modification; or rejected. The Editorial Board will endeavour to provide constructive feedback to the authors, where possible.

Successful authors are expected to work alongside the Editorial Board to ensure that their submission meets the required standard for publication. Editors have the authority to make changes to articles in terms of spelling, syntax, structure and grammar. Editors are also permitted to make changes to substantive content on consultation with the author of the submission.


How to Submit

Please attach your submission(s) as a Word document to an email with the subject line ‘Submission for ASLR’, along with the required documents set out in the Submission Guidance, and send it to aslr@abdn.ac.uk.

For further information please refer to our Submission Guidance

A Word version of the Declaration of Originality can be found here.

Deadline for submissions: 31st May 2021

Sponsorship

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

We are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.

Stronachs Prizes

 
Our sponsor,  Stronachs LLP 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.