Submission Guidelines

The King’s Student Law Review requests that authors comply with the following submissions guidelines. The KSLR is unlikely to consider submissions which substantially deviate from the following requirements —

Anonymous Review

Your manuscript must not contain your name, university or any other means that can be used to identify you.

Areas of Law

Your article should fall within one of the following areas of law:

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Competition Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • EU Law
  • Financial Law
  • Human Rights
  • Intellectual Property law
  • Legal History
  • Legal Theory
  • Private International Law
  • Private Law
  • Property Law
  • Public and Constitutional Law
  • Public International Law
  • Tax Law
  • Tort Law
  • Legal History

Word Count

Your article must be no less than 5,000 words, and no more than 7,000 words (excluding footnotes).

If you have concerns, please contact the KSLR team


Co-authorship is permitted insofar as there is compliance with the submissions guidelines.

Citation Format

Please use the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). You can download a copy of the OSCOLA handbook here.

Style Guidelines

Please adhere to the following general guidelines, in addition to OSCOLA standards:

  • Full stops indicating abbreviations should be omitted (including the ‘v’ for versus in case names).
  • Case references should be in full the first time they are mentioned (giving the neutral citation plus an official law report’s citation where available). The case name may thereafter be shortened either to a commonly recognised form or to a form explicitly specified.The same principles apply to the shortening of names of books, articles, official reports, etc.
  • Books should be cited in the following form: Andrew von Hirsch and Andrew Ashworth, Principled Sentencing: Readings on Theory and Policy (2nd ed Hart Publishing, Oxford 1998)
  • Articles should be cited in the following form: John G Fleming, ‘Product Liability De-Constructed’ (1996) 16 OLJS 185
  • Cross-referencing between footnotes should be kept to a minimum, but where unavoidable the form ‘(n 12)’ should be used. For example, ‘Mitchell (n 12)’. ‘ante’, ‘post’, ‘op cir’, ‘loc cit’, ‘supra’ and ‘infra’ should all be avoided. ‘ibid’ is permitted where the reference is to the immediately preceding footnote.
  • Quotes of more than 40 words in length should appear as indented double-spaced paragraphs without quotation marks. Otherwise, single inverted commas (i.e. ”) should be used throughout, except for quotes within quotes, which will be double inverted commas (i.e. “”).

Student Contributors

Submissions are welcome from all current law students, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, as well as, recent law graduates and legal researchers. However, the KSLR aims to provide a platform for student work. Thus, priority is given to current students.

Non-students (e.g. legal practitioners, non-recent graduates) can submit short articles to the KSLR series of blogs. Please e-mail the relevant blog manager to declare your interest.


All submissions to the King’s Student Law Review must be made electronically. Please email your submission to the following address: All submissions must be in Microsoft Word form.

The current Call for Papers for Volume IX, Issue II is now closed. Our next Call for Papers for Volume X, Issue I will open in February 2019.