Modern Law Review Scholarships

The Modern Law Review is again making up to £90,000 a year available in financial support for research students engaged in doctoral research on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review. It therefore invites nominations for scholarships to be submitted by the Head of Department of the University in which the nominated students are currently registered as research students. Only UK Universities are eligible to make a nomination and each university may submit up to two nominations (in addition to a maximum of two renewal applications). To be eligible for nomination, students must have completed the first year of their PhD research and passed any necessary upgrades to PhD status at the time of the award (though not necessarily the time of application). Those who have not yet commenced their PhD at the time of nomination are not eligible for consideration.

While the amount of any award made will be at the discretion of the Review; it is envisaged that awards will generally be £5,000. Awards will normally be made renewable for up to one year. Nominations for scholarships for 2015-16 must be submitted to the Secretary of the Review no later than 15th May 2016.

  1. The nomination must include the following information:
    1. The name, full curriculum vitae of the nominee and proposed registration period.
    2. A detailed statement of the subject, or proposed subject of research written by the nominated student, of between 1,000-1,500 words. The research statement must make clear what original and substantial contribution to the field the student is aiming to produce and how it fits with the aims of the Review.
    3. An academic reference from the student's supervisor or intended supervisor.
    4. Details of financial need and any other forms of financial support which the student has secured or, where a decision on an application for support is outstanding, has applied for.
    5. A statement from the University that, in the event of a Scholarship being awarded, the University agrees to administer that award.
  2. It is a condition of the award of a Scholarship that the nominee's University agrees to administer the award and that, by the end of the period of the award, the Head of Department submits to the Secretary of the Review a statement indicating the Scholar's progress with research during that period.
  3. Awards will normally be renewed for up to one year on receipt of separate reports from the student and his / her supervisor detailing the progress made in the previous year and the research plan for the following year. Reports should be submitted by 15th May 2016 by the Head of Department. The decision on whether or not to renew the award remains at the discretion of the Review.

Applications should be sent by email to:

Amanda Tinnams
MLR Administrator

Modern Law Review Scholarships

Since 2003, The Modern Law Review has made available an annual amount in financial support for  research students engaged on doctoral research at a university in the United Kingdom on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review. These scholarships are awarded by annual competition based on nominations  submitted by the head of department of the University in which the applicant is, or will be, registered as a research student. The awards made to date are as follows:

MLR Scholarships 2012-13

  • Samuel Dahan (University of Cambridge)
  • Orla Lynskey (University of Cambridge)
  • Joseph McIntyre (University of Cambridge)
  • Lorne Neudorf (University of Cambridge)
  • Claire Simmonds (University of Cambridge)
  • Rachel Herron (Durham University)
  • Tom Flynn (University of Edinburgh)
  • Wendy van der Neut (University of Edinburgh)
  • Pablo Marshall (University of Glasgow)
  • Emily Barritt (King’s College London)
  • Melanie Collard (King’s College London)
  • Laura Lo Coco (King’s College London)
  • Maria-Paula Barrantes-Reynolds (University of Leicester)
  • John Fanning (University of Liverpool)
  • Sinead Agnew (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Yaniv Roznai (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Thomas Adams (University of Oxford)
  • Matilde Gawronski (University of Oxford)
  • Inbar Levy (University of Oxford)
  • Marie Manikis (University of Oxford)
  • Joy Reddy (University of Reading)
  • Wan-Ching Teo (University of Reading)

MLR Scholarships 2011-12

  • Lorne Neudorf (University of Cambridge)
  • Orla Lynskey (University of Cambridge)
  • Joseph McIntyre (University of Cambridge)
  • Rachel Herron (Durham University)
  • Wendy van der Neut (University of Edinburgh)
  • Tom Flynn (University of Edinburgh)
  • Paul Scott (University of Glasgow)
  • Paul McLelland (University of Glasgow)
  • Gregor Clunie (University of Glasgow)
  • Melanie Collard (King’s College, London)
  • Floris de Witte (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Marie Manikis (University of Oxford)
  • Thomas Adams (University of Oxford)
  • Rabeea Assy (University of Oxford)
  • Lucas Bastin (University of Oxford)
  • Wenxin Li (Queen Mary’s, University of London)
  • Joy Reddy (University of Reading)

MLR Scholarships 2010-11

  • Norbert Czizmazia (University of Cambridge)
  • Coel Kirby (University of Cambridge)
  • Joseph McIntyre (University of Cambridge)
  • Tom Flynn (Edinburgh University)
  • Gregor Clunie (Glasgow University)
  • Paul Scott (Glasgow University)
  • Rebecca Franssen (Kings College, London)
  • Marta Iljadica (Kings College, London)
  • Mizannur Rahaman (University of Kent)
  • Emily Laidlaw (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Perveen Ali (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Rabeea Assy (Oxford University)
  • Lucas Bastin (Oxford University)
  • Eesvan Krishnan (Oxford University)
  • Joy Reddy (Reading University)

MLR Scholarships 2009-10

  • Paul Daly (University of Cambridge)
  • Coel Kirkby (University of Cambridge)
  • Eva Nanopoulos (University of Cambridge)
  • Saar Pauker (University of Cambridge)
  • Gregor Clunie (Glasgow University)
  • Jacopo Matire (Kings College, London)
  • Rebecca Franssen (Kings College, London)
  • Marta Iljadica (Kings College, London)
  • Jim Davies (University of Leicester)
  • Annapurna Waughray (Liverpool Law School)
  • Norbert Csizmazia, (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Emily Laidlaw (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Kazi Rahman (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Krijakr Thiratayakinant (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Lucas Bastin (Oxford University)
  • Eesvan Krishnan (Oxford University)
  • Rose Parfitt (School of Oriental and African Studies)

MLR Scholarships 2008-09

  • Eva Nanopoulos (University of Cambridge) Effective protection of fundamental rights in the fight against international terrorism: the EU’s approach
  • Saar Pauker (University of Cambridge) Characterisation problems in international investment arbitration
  • Jacopo Martire (Kings College London) Genetics and the biopolitics of power
  • Kazi Rahman (London School of Economics) Programming a practicable solution to mitigate Value Added Tax Fraud in relation to goods
  • Thea Wauters Thyness (London School of Economics) The ‘indeterminacy thesis’ as it pertains to international law
  • Cathal Doyle (Middlesex University) Operationalizing indigenous people’s right to free prior informed Consent and the extractive sector
  • Jan Komarek (University of Oxford) Precedent in the Context of the European Constitutional Pluralism
  • Arman Sarvarian (University College London) Dispute Intervention in International Environmental Law

Awards for 2007-08

  • Russell Buchan (University of Bristol) International Society, International Community and the Changing Nature of International Peace and Security( renewed 2008-09)
  • Francesca Galli (University of Cambridge) Human Rights Implications of National Security Laws and Policies: Combating Terrorism while Preserving Civil Liberties – The Case of France, Italy and Great Britain (renewed 2008-09)
  • Gabriella Echeverria (University of Essex) The Right to Reparation for Victims of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Violations
  • Cian Murphy (Kings College London) The Rule of Law in the EU in the ‘War on Terrorism’
  • Kraijakr Thiratayakinant (London School of Economics) Regional Trade Agreements under the WTO Framework: Developing Country’s Perspective (renewed 2008-09)

Awards for 2006-07

  • Gerard Conway (Queen's University Belfast) The Scope and Limits of the Judicial Interpretative Power, with Reference to Constitutional Review: A Case Study of the European Court of Justice (renewed 2007-08)
  • Jarem Sawatsky (University of Hull) The Ethic of Traditional Communities and the Spirit of Healing Justice: A Grounded Comparative Analysis of Three Communities
  • Eleanor Drywood (University of Liverpool) Forced Migration of Third-Country National Children in European Union Law: A Socio-Legal Analysis
  • Adrien de Hautcloque (University of Manchester) A law and Economics Approach to Business Regulation in Conflict-Prone Societies
  • Jo Braithwaite (Queen Mary, University of London) A Study of Diversity in Large Law Firms: An Assessment of Factors Shaping the Policy-Making Process (renewed 2007-08)

Awards for 2005-06

  • Shona Wilson (University of Aberdeen) A Critical Analysis of the Law and Practice of Criminal Retrials in Scotland and England
  • Geert De Baere (University of Cambridge) Legal Organisation of Foreign Policy within the Evolving Constitution of the European Union
  • Emilie Secker (Lancaster University) Participatory Human Rights

Awards for 2004-05

  • Margaret Young (University of Cambridge)
  • Ernest Dunning (Keele University) The Removal, Retention and Use of Human Tissue for Research and Other Purposes
  • Arlie Loughnan (London School of Economics) Mental Incapacity Defences in Criminal Law (renewed 2005-06 and 2006-07)

Awards for 2003-04

  • Jonathan Morgan (University of Cambridge) A Critique of Freedom of Contract (renewed 2004-05)
  • Abbe Brown (University of Edinburgh) Intellectual Property Rights, Competition and Human Rights
  • Lucinda Miller (University College London) The Europeanisation of Contract Law