Submission Guidelines

1. Submissions are welcomed from any law student, academic or practitioner from both inside and outside the UK, although any prizes are reserved exclusively for University of Dundee students.

2. We will accept articles written specifically for the Review or articles that have been used previously for coursework or dissertations. However, students should adapt the articles to ensure that they are appropriate for publication. Students sending previously submitted work should provide the Editors with any lecturer feedback. We will not accept any submission that has already been published in other publications.

3. Articles are expected to provide a critical and, where possible, original focus around a legal topic. They must be relevant in their content, so we would expect your submission to revolve around a relatively recent, current or upcoming legal development or take a current issue that may have legal implications and/or call for reform.

4. We will accept a variety of submissions of differing lengths and styles. Below we have set a rough guide for the length of different types of submission, however note that these are only general guidelines-

  • Short Articles (2,000 to 5,000 words)
  • Long Articles (4,000 to 20,000 words)
  • Case Notes on a recent development (1,000 to 2,000 words)
  • Book Reviews (500 to 1,000 words)

5. Please ensure your referencing is formatted in accordance with OSCOLA.


How To Submit

Submissions should be sent as attachments to

Please include your full name (this will be anonymised before being passed to the editors), year, essay title and the area of law of your article.

Note: We will send you a reply back as an acknowledgement that we have received your submission. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission within 5 working days, please re-send the submission to one of our editors (contact details are available on the “Editorial Board” page).

If we are unable to review a paper, due to our inability to review the subject matter and/or we would be unable to have the piece peer-reviewed, we will have to decline your submission.

Also, please keep in mind that we have prizes for the best submissions (reserved for University of Dundee students)-

* Anderson Strathern Paid Internship (For the best submission from Level 3/4)

*Thorntons Law LLP Work Experience Placement (For the best submission from Level 1/2)