King’s Student Law Review
For those who aren’t in the know (and in the interests of karma), I thought it would be well worth flagging up the King’s Student Law Review, the existence of which I was alerted to recently.
So what’s the big deal?
Well, firstly, it’s an excellent peer-reviewed journal written by students for
It describes itself as an:
online academic publication managed by students of the King's College London School of Law. The Review seeks to publish high-quality legal scholarship written by undergraduate and graduate students at King's and other leading law schools across the globe.
If you aren’t a King’s student and your law school has a law school magazine which is more like this, have no fear. The KSLR isn’t locked behind an expensive paywall; its open access policy means everyone can access and download the material completely free of charge – just as God intended. If you feel a bit funny accessing ‘free-as-in-free’ material, it’s also available via HeinOnline, for you old-school sticklers out there.
Either way, it’s well worth checking out.
Secondly, they’re accepting articles for publication. Yep, all you law students out there – that’s where you come in.
Working on the basis that practise makes perfect, writing an article for the KSLR would provide you with a great opportunity to improve your legal writing whilst getting your name out there. Plus, for those undergraduates keeping an eye on the future (that’s more or less everyone, right?) it’s something else which might elevate your CV over those of your peers.
That’s not the only incentive, though, as for each edition, the author of the best judged article is awarded £250.
The requested word count for each article is between 5,000 to 10,000 words. Like I said, practise makes perfect.
Still, if that sounds a bit over-ambitious for you, submissions are also welcome for shorter pieces (around 1,000 words) for their various blogs in the following areas:
- European Law
- Legal Theory
- Human Rights
- Constitutional Law
- Commercial Law
- Criminal Law
- International Law
- Legal Practice, Procedure and Profession
Submissions for the next edition of the KSLR are due by 29th February 2012, 23:59 GMT, so, you know, you might want to get your skates on!
Submissions for the blogs are welcome at any time.
You can find submission guidelines on their website at http://www.kslr.org.uk/.
While you’re at it, why not follow them on twitter via @KCLSLR, too?