Who We Are
The King’s Student Law Review (KSLR) is run by research students based at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London (KCL). We seek to publish the very best of legal scholarship written by PhD students and Early Career Researchers from KCL and other leading Law schools.
JOURNAL (ISSN 2632 – 8186)
The KSLR Journal is a peer-reviewed academic publication. We publish two issues per year. The full content of all articles published in the KSLR Journal are available for free on the KSLR website. Authors are thus able to reach a worldwide audience and this increases the quantity of freely available legal scholarship. The KSLR Journal is listed in the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) Library Catalogue, King’s College London Library E-Journal Catalogue, Google Scholar, and the international legal research database HeinOnline. If you would like to contribute to the Journal, see HERE.
In January 2019, the KSLR launched the Forum in recognition of the fact that academic scholarship pertaining to recent legal developments needs be published expeditiously if it is to achieve maximum impact. The aim of the KSLR Forum, therefore, is to be at the forefront of recent legal developments and to stimulate academic debate by publishing shorter pieces of academic scholarship on a rolling basis. The Forum is not a blog, however, as articles benefit from double-blind peer-review. If you would like to contribute to the Forum, see HERE.
Disclaimer: The KSLR Journal and Forum have been created for educational and information purposes only. These publications are not intended to constitute legal advice and must not be relied upon as such. All information is believed to be correct at the date of publication but may become obsolete or inaccurate over time. Any opinions expressed in KSLR Journal articles and Forum posts are those of the authors and do not purport to reflect the opinions and views of the King’s Student Law Review or King’s College London as a whole.
The Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief: Emily Ottley
The primary role of the Editor-In-Chief is to oversee the running of both the Journal and Forum.
Mary Lowth (2020-2022)
Nazanin Aslani (2018-2020)
Justin Yang (2017-2018)
Managing Editors (Journal): Charles Mak and Leigha Crout
The primary role of the Managing Editors (Journal) is to manage the review process of from receipt to publication to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently.
Emily Ottley (2020-2022)
Alicia Jones (2020-2021)
Angus Locke (2020)
Tasneem Ghazi (2018 – 2020)
Managing Editors (Forum): Wendy Carazo Méndez and Senara Eggleton
The primary role of the Managing Editors (Forum) is to manage the review process from receipt to publication to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently.
Charles Mak (2020-2021)
Jack Bickerton (2020-2021)
Malcolm Jingxuan Wu (2019)
Ariana Foley (2018-2019)
We are not currently recruiting.
Our recruitment window for 2023-2024 will open during KCL’s Welcome Week in September 2023. We will advertise this here and on our Twitter page. We will be looking to recruit:
The role of a Reviewer is to review the substance of a Journal article/Forum post. This is different to Proofreaders, who review spelling, grammar, sentence/paragraph structure and compliance with OSCOLA. Obviously, the KSLR Editorial Board cannot be experts in all areas of law so they rely on the expertise of Reviewers to establish the topicality and originality of an article. Therefore, Reviewers should be PhD students in Law.
To apply to be a Reviewer for the KSLR, please send (1) an up-to-date CV and (2) a cover letter addressed to the Editorial Board to email@example.com during our recruitment window.
In your cover letter, you should …
- Explain why you would like to become a Reviewer for the KSLR.
- Evidence the skills and experience that makes you well-suited to the role. (We are particularly interested in editing and publication experience.)
- Briefly summarise your PhD research.
- Detail the area(s) of law you would be willing to review.
The role of a Proofreader is to check the written English and formatting of footnotes in Journal articles and Forum posts prior to publication. Therefore, Proofreaders must have excellent written English and be competent at referencing in the OSCOLA format. Proofreaders are typically master’s level students, but we may appoint outstanding undergraduate applicants.
To apply to be a Proofreader for the KSLR, please send (1) a writing sample and (2) an up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org during our recruitment window.
The writing sample could be a piece of work you have produced for your degree or a publication. It can be any length, but it must be referenced in the OSCOLA format.
Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact email@example.com.