July 2021 now up
The July Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on corruption in procurement, new theories of the presumption of innocence and of judicial review as delegation, and empirical analyses of anti-money laundering regulations and judicial impartiality standards. Legislation notes cover the Stewardship Code, and cases examine new decisions on unconscionability in arbitration clauses and police surveillance and automatic facial recognition in Wales. Reviews cover books on justice in transactions and short reviews on titles covering theories of possession to a history of intellectual property through objects to the philosophical foundations of labour law, and many others.
May 2021 now online
The May Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on criminal law around false election and referendum claims, strip-searches, EU constitutionalism, parenthood, implied terms in undisclosed agency and executive accountability around national security. Cases cover new decisions on attribution and tracing, a review essay on EU competition law and the rule of law, and book reviews covering new titles on topics from competition law to natural law jurisprudence to third party funders.
March 2021 Issue now available
The March Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on administrative legal theory, fairness in EU competition law, unreasonableness in administrative decisions, provocation and trespass, and unwanted distribution of children’s images and development, case notes covering new decisions on contract and charity law, a review essay on liberalism and law, and book reviews on new titles from administrative justice to adoption to law, race and empire in Britain’s borders.
January 2021 Issue now online
The January Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on standardising tort damages, confessions, mixtures of property, criminal guilt and British judges’ examinations of torture. Cases cover cryptocurrencies and unexplained wealth orders, and book reviews examine new volumes on topics from communal property to Sir Owen Dixon to Chinese law and society.
2022 Seminar Funding now open, due 8 November
The MLR offers funding to support the organisation of scholarly seminars on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review. It aims to fund seminars which could not otherwise take place A proposal might involve a single paper and discussion, or more than one paper, such as a workshop or conference. While the amount of financial support provided will be separately assessed in relation to each successful application, the Review is prepared to provide support of up to £5,000 for one major seminar each year. Applications are due by 8 November 2021. See further: https://www.modernlawreview.co.uk/about-mlr-seminars/
November 2020 Issue now available
The November Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on the UK Supreme Court’s position in Northern Ireland, rule of law reform, private law and housing justice, procedural fairness, state responsibility and fingerprint evidence. Cases cover bests interests of the child and mistakes in algorithmic cryptocurrency trading, and a range of book reviews cover new titles on topics from working poor tax credits, the contemporary roles of judges, and the sanctity of contract.
MLR Covid Fellowships announced
The MLR is pleased to announce its 2020 Covid-19 Fellowship recipients:
Dr Adi Goldiner (UCL)
Dr Alex Green (University of Leeds)
Dr Ana Bobic (Hertie School)
Dr Ashleigh Keall (UCL)
Dr Chloe Deambrogio (University of Oxford)
Dr Claire Horn (Birkbeck)
Dr Eleanore Hickman (University of Cambridge)
Dr Martin Clark (University of Tasmania)
Dr Ndjodi Ndeunyema (University of Oxford)
Dr Robert Greally (University of Sheffield)
Dr Robyn Gill-Leslie (KCL)
September Issue now available
The September Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on welfare-to-work and human rights, the concept of popular sovereignty, EU emissions trading, unjust enrichment jurisdiction, and judgments for children, case notes on disability accommodations and the ‘Heathrow’ case, a review article of a collection of essays on Loughlin’s Foundations of Public Law, and eight book reviews covering a range of private law topics, revolutionary constitutions, judicial biography and European trademarks
MLR Covid-19 Fellowships
In response to the effect that Covid is having on opportunities for early career scholars, the MLR is making available a fund to support research through MLR Fellowships. The Fellowships provide funding for early career scholars of up to £10,000 as well as the option of mentoring support from an MLR Editorial Committee member. More details about the fund and the application process can be found here: https://www.modernlawreview.co.uk/about-mlr-scholarships/
MLR Information Session for Female Academics recording
On 10th June 2020 members of the Modern Law Review Editorial Committee hosted a Zoom information session for women on publishing in the MLR, with the goal of encouraging submissions from female academics.
The video is now available at this link.
The session was attended by 217 women from 62 institutions and 16 countries across the world. The MLR Committee were delighted to host the event, and will continue to reflect on ways to build on our commitment to ensuring that the MLR is a welcoming platform for women.
In the meantime, we look forward to receiving your submissions!
July Issue Now Online
The July Issue of the Modern Law Review is now available, with articles on macro and micro justice in contract, abortion law reform in Northern Ireland, new public management and the ombudsman, and member state influence on the CJEU, case notes on new decisions on data controllership and joint authorship, a review article on gender and analytic general jurisprudence, and book reviews on shareholder duties in common law Asia, private law theory, and biographies of academic lawyers.
Publishing in the Modern Law Review: A Zoom Information Session for Female Academics - Wednesday 10 June, 4-5pm BST
Members of the MLR Editorial Committee will host a Zoom information session for female academics on publishing in the Review. The session will take place on Wednesday 10 June at 4-5pm BST.
MLR Committee members Jo Braithwaite, Tatiana Cutts, Conor Gearty, Kate Greasley, Orla Lynskey, Virginia Mantouvalou, Vanessa Munro and Sarah Paterson will be providing information and answering questions about the kind of work published by the MLR, the nature of the MLR’s peer review process and how to increase your chances of publication. The session is open to women at all career stages, including doctoral students: email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or ask any questions.
During the session, the committee will also be inviting views on potential barriers to submission, and other steps the Committee might take to help redress those barriers. If you would like to comment but would prefer to do so confidentially, please feel free to do so by email either before or after the session.
Chorley Lecture Rescheduled to June 2021
Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, we are very sorry to inform you that the MLR 49th Chorley Lecture and Dinner scheduled for 17th June 2020 has been cancelled. Professor Hugh Collins’ lecture: ‘Fat Cats, Production Networks, and the Right to Fair Pay’ will be rescheduled for June 2021 (dates to be confirmed).