The Gray’s Inn Student Law Journal is an annual collection of legal essays, case comments, and book reviews, written by student Members of Gray’s Inn, and published and in print.
The Student Law Journal Editor (part of AGIS) are looking for contributors and sub-editors. If you have a legal topic that you would love to write about or would love to learn something new by providing peer-review feedback then they would love to hear from you!
Contact Hazel Bannerman (editor for 2024) as soon as possible if you are interested in editing/contributing or to find out more.
Why Get Involved?
Contributing and/or editing boosts pupillage applications by showing you are passionate about the law and capable of thinking critically about it.
This is the ideal platform to begin a career in academia/contribute to scholarship in a low-pressure environment. Whether you’ve been published before, or this is your first time, this is a friendly space to support you with any queries you may have.
Submissions are accepted on a myriad of topics. This is a chance to explore areas of law that you may not get the chance to during your formal studies, or simply to explore topics in greater depth.
Types of Submissions
The Gray’s Inn Student Law Journal accepts a range of submissions of varying lengths. So, if you are concerned about finding the time to write a piece, there will be a submission type for you. You can also submit works from your legal education to date to be repurposed for publication – your only time commitment would be revisions needed as part of the editing process.
- Essays/Articles – c. 3000 words (this can be extended if the topic demands it)
- Book Reviews – c. 1000 words
- Case Comments – c. 1000-3000 words
A Note on Peer Review
Peer reviewing provides an opportunity to get involved without having to produce work (although you are still allowed to submit works). The Editor is particularly keen for those who have written previously for the Law Journal to help others this year by reviewing work.
As a peer reviewer, you will receive 1-2 essays on a topic area you are interested in. There will be two stages of review, with contributors making edits according to your suggestions after each round.
Peer review will be conducted anonymously to ensure the best possible content in the journal.
There will be a session on how to go about peer review and a template will be provided for you.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 1 March 2024.