Welcome to the IALS Student Law Review
The IALS Student Law Review is a new open access journal from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies made freely available online through the School of Advanced Study's Open Journals System. The journal publishes scholarly articles or developing work format and will focus on legal studies within the main expertise of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), School of Advanced Study (SAS) University of London.
In this Editorial Jules Winterton (Director, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), Professor Avrom Sherr (Woolf Professor of Legal Education and Director on Sabbatical, IALS), Dr Constantin Stefanou (Director of Taught Courses, IALS and Academic Editor IALS Student Law Review) and Nima Mersadi Tabari on behalf of the IALS Student Law Review Editorial Board welcome you to our inaugural issue.
The IALS Student Law Review aims to provide a unique forum for all those who are interested in legal studies to present their scholarly contributions. The unique offering of the IALS Student Law Review is that it allows for publication on multi-dimensional legal studies. In addition, it proactively encourages analytical and comparative studies. Papers that investigate legal issues from single or multiple vantage points whether topically or jurisdictionally are equally welcomed, as are papers examining law-related interdisciplinary work.
The IALS Student Law Review is run by IALS PhD legal research students assisted by an academic member of staff at IALS. The journal is intended as a showcase for legal scholars from postgraduate students and early career scholars to well-established academics; and intends to target both members of the legal academia and practitioners in addition to students.
Submissions from legal practitioners are also welcomed. Scholars working on related topics are encouraged to put together several papers for consideration as special themed issues or dossiers.
Work published in the IALS Student Law Review is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Those who contribute items to IALS Student Law Review retain author copyright in their work but are asked to grant two licences. One is a licence to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study of the University of London, enabling us to reproduce the item in digital form, so that it can be made available for access online in the open journal system and repository and website. The terms of the licence which you are asked to grant to the University for this purpose are as follows:
'I grant to the University of London the irrevocable, non-exclusive royalty-free right to reproduce, distribute, display, and perform this work in any format including electronic formats throughout the world for educational, research, and scientific non-profit uses during the full term of copyright including renewals and extensions'
The other licence is for the benefit of those who wish to make use of items published online in IALS Student Law Review and stored in the e-repository. For this purpose we use a Creative Commons licence allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to your entry in IALS Student Law Review and/or SAS-SPACE, but they can't change them in any way or use them commercially