The January Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on the regulatory ‘trilemma’, the history of treason, housing inequality and social movements, xenophobic discrimination in international law, legal professional privilege and the law officers’ convention, and self defence and domestic abuse survivors. Notes cover subsidy control laws, modern slavery and diplomatic immunity, and disability discrimination and abortion law. Book reviews cover new titles on regulators and economic evidence, mental capacity law, and charity law and the university.
November issue now up
The November Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on ordoliberalism, animal and nature rights in EU law, inherent jurisdiction and adult welfare, smart contracts, the objective/subjective standard in contract and reasonableness in capacity law. Notes cover amendments to UK fertility treatment law, and case law from the CJEU on state aid and taxation and the UKSC on proprietary estoppel remedies and the Begum citizenship stripping decision. Reviews include an essay on Dyzenhaus’s new book on authority and legitimacy, and new books on EU anti-trust law, global business and human rights and constitutional pluralism.
September issue now online
The September Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on legal scholarship trends, a decriminalisation approach to European human rights, consent in employment contracts, employment status and human rights, and counter-terrorism in family courts. Notes cover the human trafficking failures of the Nationality and Borders Act 2022, and new cases on intersex human rights and the relation of smart contracts and digital property. Book reviews cover new titles on legal reasoning, the ‘vanishing’ of contract law, and a counter-Birks approach to the law of restitution.
July Issue now up
The July Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on repudiation contract damages, tort anomalies, prisoner voting, civil disobedience, choice architecture in poverty law, and adolescent decisions to refuse life-sustaining treatment. Notes cover donor dissuasion in the new Charities Act, expertise in ECtHR jurisprudence on vaccine mandates, and the ‘proprietary fiction’ in bailment. Book reviews cover new titles on private law theory, age discrimination and intermediate criminal verdicts.
May issue now online
The May Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on common good constitutionalism, historiography in constitutional adjudication, assessing the Mental Capacity Act 2005, a liberal property theory approach to trusts, and a performative theory of judicial dissent. Notes cover the Aarhus Convention’s implementation in the UK, and new cases on the immigration exception in the GDPR and Henry VIII powers. A review essay examines the distinction between creation and application of law, and reviews cover new titles on the author and copyright and lawyers in conflict and transitional justice zones.
March issue now available
The March Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on defining direct/indirect discrimination, crowdfunded litigation, legal system continuity, debtholder stewardship, corporate restructures and a righto to minimum subsistence. Notes cover new regulations on police cultural competence, and cases on unjust enrichment in Singapore, corporate criminal attribution regarding constructive trusts, and vehicle insurance law. A review essay examines Matthew Kramer’s freedom of expression, and book reviews cover new titles on progressive lawyering in the UK, human judgment, and political constitutionalism amid global neoliberalism.
Intro to the Modern Law Review Forum with Conor Gearty
Professor Conor Gearty gives a quick outline of the MLR's Forum. The Forum is for short replies and discussions of MLR content, open for anyone from students to professors, with a light touch review and editorial process and quick turnaround. Please get in touch with queries or proposals at C.A.Gearty@lse.ac.uk.