City Law Society Journal

The City Law Society Journal is taking Submissions 

The City Law Society Journal is taking submissions for Volume IV.

Submissions are taken on a rolling basis until November 2018.

 

You may submit a completed piece to be reviewed and approved by the Editorial Board or you may submit a pitch using the template in the document here:

 

Please be sure to consult the submission guidelines in the "Get Involved" section.

Your work, whether submitted as a pitch or a completed piece, will undergo an anonymous review process performed by the Editorial Board as well as by academics.

All submissions must be emailed to CLSJournal@city.ac.uk

The Editorial Board

Editorial Board Alumni

Animaa Gungaamaa, Rabiya Khawaja, Piers Digby, Shabbir Bokhari, Emma Lo Re

Shabana Elshazly, Louise Aquino, Sophia Demetriou-Jones

Missing: Henk Soede, Rinnah Anosike 

Welcome! 

On behalf of the Editorial Board, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the City Law Society Journal Domain!

 

We believe in providing City students, staff and alumni the opportunity of publishing their legal work. The Journal is City's sole student-led publication of legal scholarship, endorsed by the City Law School, and stored at the British Library, among other notable institutions, and online platforms.

 

We Invite you to have a look through our site and encourage you to read the Journal's submission guidelines and submit pieces in earnest to CLSJournal@city.ac.uk

Kindest Regards, 

Syed Shabbir Haider Naqvi-Bokhari

 

The City Law Society Journal is taking Writer Submissions 

WRITER AWARDS: 

Writer's Award for Excellence -  For best piece presented to by the Dean of the Law School.

BCLP Diversity Award - For the best piece tackling BAME, LGBT and/or disability topics sponsored by BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER

Writers

Submissions are taken on a rolling basis until November  1st 2018.

 

You may submit a completed piece to be reviewed and approved by the Editorial Board or you may submit an abstract using the template in the document here:

Please be sure to consult the submission guidelines in the "Get Involved" section.

Your work, whether submitted as an abstract or a completed piece, will undergo an anonymous review process performed by the Editorial Board as well as by academics.

All submissions must be emailed to CLSJournal@city.ac.uk

 

 

About us 

The City Law Society Journal is a student-run law journal, appointed by the elected committee of the City Law Society at City, University of London, whose primary objective is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Editorial Board is comprised of City, University of London students from all years of study and discipline.

The Journal Editorial Board make all editorial decisions of the Journal, independent of other teams on the City Law Society. In regard to organisational decisions, these are the prerogative of the Journal’s Editor-in-chief, except in regard to financing and creating unprecedented operations. The Journal maintains close ties with the City Law School and an Academic Advisory Board of academics from the City Law School faculty offer input during the final stage of the editorial process but this is strictly advisory and cannot overturn decisions of the Editorial Board.

 The Editorial Board is solely responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Journal but liaises regularly with the elected committee of the City Law Society. The City Law Society Journal is proud to be part of the City Law Society and to be endorsed by the City Law School. The Journal is published annually in February and stored at the British Library.

Mission Statement

The Journal’s primary objective is to create a Journal of legal scholarship and the Editorial Board will do this to the best of its ability. The Journal is sworn to upholding the integrity of the peer-review process and will only select articles on merit alone. The Editorial Board understands that all internal positions are collectively crucial and that students are primarily at university to obtain a degree; with this in mind, the editorial board will always afford respect and understanding to one another and act in a calmly manner conducive to a healthy working environment in the spirit of solidarity, tolerance, and respect.

Volumes 

Volume III

Volume III Table of Contents:

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  • Editors Note Syed Shabbir Haider Naqvi-Bokhari

  • Forward Professor Chris Ryan

  • Doctors, parents, and the court- deciding best interests post Charlie Gard Ilana Davis

  • ‘Snus you lose’ Matthew Manso de Zuniga

  • Asteroid Mining and The Legal Issues Surrounding The Area Can David Benun

  • Virtual justice: Video-conferencing in courts and our right to a fair hearing Laurène Veale

  • Libel on Twitter post the Defamation Act 2013: An Overview Isabella Cordua

  • Tackling the problem of pollution under the HKC, Marianna Alexoglou

  • Form E = MC2?: ‘Genius’ in the family courts’ Henrietta Boyle

  •  Sexual harassment in the workplace: how women are failed by the law Rosie Richardson

  • The inexorable rise of investor-state arbitration in regional and bilateral agreements Laura McDonald

  • No Más Bloqueo: Cuba, the US Blockade and Human Rights Lucy Chapman

  • Case C-210/06 Cartesio: An excessive restriction on the right of establishment of companies Sandra Ekpo

  • Mr Big’s the people canada’s Mr. Big Sting and the lawfulness of the confessions it has produced Gwendolyn Shaw

  • Bermuda’s Paradise (Status) Lost Izabella Arnold

  • Businesses are exploiting human psychology to their advantage, why is the law not taking account of this? Olaoluwa Awogbade

  • Afterword Dr. David Seymour

Previous Volumes: 

Volume II- 2016/2017

Volume I- 2015/2016

 

Get Involved

AS A WRITER

The City Law Society Journal accepts submissions in the following 4 categories:

 Essays must be 2000 – 5000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes.

Articles should be 5001-14,000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes.

 Letters to the Editor should be approximately 850-1000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes. They are legal opinion pieces on areas of contemporary legal relevance.

 Case notes should be 1,000-2,000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes.

Book Reviews are not accepted and will not be published.

AS AN EDITOR

The City Law Society Journal accepts Editor applications annually from the months of September to October.

 

The team is chosen through a process of application by the Law Society Elected Committee and the Journal's editor-in-chief. 

Resources:

Selection process - The Editorial Board

Submission Guidelines - Writers

Cambridge Redbook

OSCOLA 4th Edition

 

Letters to the Editor

2018 Submissions:

The Editorial Board welcomes Letters to the Editor on a rolling basis addressed to the Journal's Editor-in-chief.

Letters to the Editor are opinion pieces on contemporary legal matters. Letters to the Editor should be approximately 850-1000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes.

All are invited to submit  to:

Izabella Arnold-

Bermuda's Paradise (status) Lost

Olaoluwa Awogbade-

Businesses are exploiting human psychology to their advantage, why is the law not taking account of this? 

 

Annual Launch 

The Annual City Law Society Journal launch was hosted on 21/03/18.

The event began with opening remarks from the Journal's Editor-in-chief, Shabbir Bokhari, and the interim Dean, Professor Chris Ryan, inducting Dr. David Herling and Jo Rogers into the Journal's newly formed Honarary Board.

Following a writer's symposium in which writers spoke about their work, Dr. Herling and Jo Rogers spoke about their legal careers. The Writers Award for Excellence was awarded to Lucy Chapman by the interim Dean.

 

The Editors Award for Excellence was awarded to Shabana Elshazly and Rabiya Khawaja by Dr. Seymour. The Editorial Board would like to thank all who attended a wonderful launch in which the Journal's historic  achievements were celebrated.

Launch Event Gallery currently under construction

 

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