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UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence

Welcome to the UCL Jurisprudence and Law Journal

Call for Submissions – March 2015 Issue 1, Volume 4

The Editorial Board of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence invites submissions for the Journal's next issue of the 2015 volume. Starting in 2015, the Journal will be published twice a year in March and September. The Board welcomes submissions covering all areas of law and jurisprudence.

Articles should be 9,000-12,000 words in length, case notes 4,000-6,000 words and book reviews 1,000-2,000 words. All submissions must comply with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) available here [LINK: http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/OSCOLA_4th_edn_Hart_2012.pdf]. Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered. The Board of Editors assesses all submissions through a blind double peer review.

Please email your submission to Lea Raible (Academic Editor 2015) at ucljlj@ucl.ac.uk with your name, institutional affiliation, email address and postal address. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday, 19 October 2014.

About the UCL Jurisprudence and Law Journal

The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is a law journal edited and published by students of the Faculty of Laws at UCL. The Journal publishes scholarly contributions from academics, researchers and practitioners, as well as showcasing outstanding research of post-graduate students at UCL. It accepts submissions in all areas of law and jurisprudence, reflecting the diverse and innovative areas of research at Faculty of Laws, and its distinguished tradition of legal philosophy. The Board of Editors assesses all submissions through a blind double peer review. Starting in 2015, it will appear twice a year and will soon be available open access.

The Journal’s primary aim is to make a high-quality contribution to current debates on local and global issues of law and jurisprudence. It also gives students the opportunity to edit and publish an outstanding law review, and showcases research undertaken by post-graduate students of the Faculty of Laws. Finally, the Journal seeks to add to the vibrant intellectual life of UCL’s world leading law school, a place where originality and innovation are highly prized, and where the shared pursuit of ideas remains fundamental to the Faculty’s continuing success.

The Journal may be purchased for £10 through the UCL Faculty of Laws by contacting Keith Shore (keith.shore@ucl.ac.uk).

It is also available in full text online through subscription services Westlaw and HeinOnline.

For general enquiries please email the Editors at ucljlj@ucl.ac.uk

Editorial Board – Volume 3, 2014
Academic Editor: Eleni Frantziou
Managing Editor: Eliot Olivier
Faculty Editor: Dr Ioannis Lianos

Board of Editors
Erika Barros Sierra, Larissa Verri Boratti, Alan Brener, Alexander Green,
Eleanore Hickman, Matthew Mills, Aislinn O’Connell, Rob Peel, Lea Raible
Stavroula Vryna


UCL Laws LLM/PhD Students: Call for Applications Managing Editor / Editorial Board

The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is a student-run law journal that publishes original articles on all aspects of law and legal theory.

We are now looking to appoint student editors for our two next issues, which are due to be published in March and October 2015, respectively:

1. One Managing Editor.

2. Up to ten Editors to join our Editorial Board.

Either position would suit graduate and postgraduate students wishing to gain experience of the variety of skills needed to work on a law journal.
The Managing Editor is responsible for the business aspects of the Journal. The main three aspects are publicity, distribution and finance. Publicity for the Journal includes (but is not limited to), the website, Facebook and Twitter accounts and organising a launch event to celebrate publication. Distribution involves organising the dispatch of hard copies to subscribers, and supplying the electronic form of the Journal to databases including Hein online and Westlaw. Responsibility for finance requires budget planning (in relation to matters such as the number of copies printed, the price to be charged, and the cost of the launch event), sponsorship, the collection of royalties from databases and dealing with the proceeds of sale of the Journal.

Members of the Journal’s Editorial Board will be expected to review all submissions, participate in the selection process and provide meticulous copy-editing support.

All Board members and the Managing Editor will be duly acknowledged on the Journal's first page, as appropriate.
If you would like to apply for either position, please send your CV, with a short statement (not more than 1 page) of which position you would like to apply for, and why you would be suitable. If you are applying for the position of Managing Editor, but would like to be considered for the Editorial Board as well, please make a note of this on your application.
Please note that all Journal-related positions will require commitment for a full year (approximately until the end of October 2015), in order to ensure a smooth launch for both of the Journal's issues in 2015.
Complete applications should be submitted by email both to the Journal's Academic Editor, Ms Lea Raible to ucljlj@ucl.ac.uk by Friday, 10 October 2014. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Tuesday, 14 October 2014, and should ensure they are available for interviews after 1pm on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.


Previous Editions
Volume 2, 2013

  • The Enigma of the Quistclose Trust, Brandon Dominic Chan
  • Good Faith in International Law, Steven Reinhold
  • Protection of Reputed Trademarks and Keywords: Looking for Ariadne’s Thread Among Flowers, Perfumes and Bags, Elisa Moro
  • The European Patent with Unitary Effect - a Unitary Patent Protection for a Unitary Market? Katharina Kaesling
  • Regulation of Securitised Products post the Financial Crisis, Hans von Reden
  • Toward a Bank Shareholder-Orientated Model: Using Double Liability to Mitigate Excessive Risk-Taking, Richard Ridyard
  • Deconstructing the Industrial Emissions Directive’s (2010/75/EU) Regulatory Standards: A Tale of Cautious Optimism, Aliki Zeri
  • Corporate Liability of Energy/Natural Resources Companies at National Law for Breach of International Human Rights Norms, Olivier Salas-Fouksmann
  • ‘Personal Autonomy’ and ‘Democratic Society’ at the European Court of Human Rights: Friends or Foes? Begum Bulak and Alain Zysset
  • Honour Crimes as Gender-Based Violence in the UK: A Critical Assessment, Nootash Keyhani
  • Legal Sentience and the Problem of the Instant: A Critical Assessment of the Temporal Structure of Precedent and its Implications for Legal Authority, Pawel Wargan
  • Carolene Products Redux: An Argument for Judicial Review of Legislation, Against the Future Prejudice of Discrete and Insular Minorities, John Crook
  • Case Note: ‘Chris Van Hollen, Jr., v Federal Election Commission (30.03.2012)’,Antonios Kouroutakis
  • Book review: Stuart Sime & Derek French, Blackstone’s Guide to The Civil Justice Reforms 2013 (OUP, 2013), Dr John Sorabji

Volume 1, Part 1, 2012

  • Selling Organs Ethically: Disentangling Exploitation Arguments, Hui-Min Loh
  • Our Brain "Kant" Tell Us? A Kantian Perspective of how Neuroscience Challenges our Notions of Moral Responsibility and the Legal Implications, Joel Quek
  • Manners Maketh Man: A Comparison of The Ethics of Anencephalic and Baboon Organ Donation, Aaron Moss
  • The Use of Therapeutic Cloning in Transplantations: An Aristotelian Perspective,Christos Labrou
  • The Contagious Diseases Acts and The Prostitute: How Disease and the Law Controlled The Female Body, Kimeya Baker
  • Bridging the Conceptual Gap Between Law and Morality: A Critical Response to H.L.A. Hart's The Concept Of Law, Kaila Morin
  • Libertarian Critiques of Consent in Sexual Offences, Stephen Knight
  • Judicial Review of The Right to Health and its Progressive Realisation: the Case of the Constitutional Court Of Peru, Illaru Aragon Noriega

Volume 1, Part 2, 2012

  • Is Intellectual Property the Grit in the Wheels Of Industry?, Sir Robin Jacob
  • Specific Performance in the Draft Common Frame of Reference, Hayk Kupelyants
  • Control of Trustee Discretion: The Rule in Re Hastings-Bass, Simon Kerry
  • An Economic Analysis of the Fiscal Policy Framework in the EMU, Kirill Albrecht
  • Is the Doctrine of Deviation only a Historical Record Today?, Sarunas Basijokas
  • Antitrust Treatment of Bundled Discounts and Rebates in the United States and Europe: Mapping Uncharted Territories, Hui Hua
  • Shareholder Remedies: Demise of the Derivative Claim?, Julia Tang
  • The Past and Future of English Insurance Law: Good Faith and Warranties, Peter Macdonald Eggers QC