The second volume of the Aberdeen Student Law Review will be launched tonight Thursday July 28 in the James McKay Hall.
The volume went live online today and features articles covering a range of topics from the academic study of property law, to the practical implications of oil and gas taxation.
The Student Law Review, sponsored by Stronarchs LLP, is an academic journal established in 2009 managed entirely by students.
The event will be attended by a number of alumni from law firms across the city, as well as the journal’s honorary patron, the Hon Lord Woolman, Senator of the College of Justice.
The contributors range from university students, to recent graduates and trainee lawyers. The volume also includes an honorary contribution by Gary Allan, Queen’s Counsel, himself a graduate from university’s law school.
Throughout the past year the students have been working hard to promote the journal and increase its profile in the legal journals market.
The editorial team have received subscription interest from across the world, and it is now held in a number of American Universities, including Harvard Law School.
The purpose of the review is to showcase the work of students and alumni of the University of Aberdeen, providing a platform for the submission of scholarly essays, articles and case notes.
In his foreword to volume two Lord Woolman wrote, “I am delighted that the brio of those involved in launching the project has been sustained. In my view, volume two confirms that the ASLR is continuing to make a significant contribution to legal learning in Scotland.”
Leanne Bain, Managing Editor of the Law Review, said “I am delighted that we are able to announce the publication of volume two of the ASLR.”
I believe that this publication is a fantastic representation of the talent that exists within our law school and I hope that this volume will continue to expand the profile of Aberdeen law students both in the UK and internationally.”
It is also listed on the UK’s main electronic legal database, Westlaw UK and is available for full download on the international database HeinOnline.
Both issues are freely available online and in libraries, universities and law firms across the country.
Published volumes can be accessed at www.abdn.ac.uk/law/aslr