UCL Jurisprudence Review on Westlaw UK!

All papers of the UCL Jurisprudence Review, from 1994 to 2009 will be available on Westlaw’s electronic database by early November 2009. This achievement shows the recognition of the journal and is testament to the editorial board’s hard work.

Calls for Submissions

The UCL Jurisprudence Review is now accepting papers for submission.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

UCL Jurisprudence Review Event: Is There a Right to Water in International Law?

UCL Jurisprudence Review is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on 'Is There a Right to Water in International Law?'

Can access to potable water be framed as a right in international law or domestic law? What may be the implications of framing it as a human right? What may be the practical implications for states trying to afford such a right?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Moot Courtroom, Bentham House, UCL Faculty of Laws

Speakers include:
Professor Malcolm Forster, Head of Public International Law Department, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Visiting Professor, UCL

Professor Iain Scobbie, Sir Joseph Hotung Research Professor in Law, Human Rights and Peace Building in the Middle East, SOAS

Dr Philippe Cullet, Reader in International Environmental Law, SOAS

RSVP is recommended but not required. If you would like further information, please email Yuvraj Joshi at

Thursday, 1 October 2009

The New UCL Jurisprudence Review Blog

Welcome to the UCL Jurisprudence Review blog! We've just launched a new website, and this blog is going to be the central place to find news, events, calls for papers and other information. For quick updates, you can check out our twitter account too.

We're also going to be posting videos and other media content, as well as items of general jurisprudential interest, so please check back regularly!

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Review Event: What's Wrong With Human Rights?

On Friday 9 October 2009 at 4 pm, the UCL Jurisprudence Review will host an international panel of pre-eminent scholars and lawyers to explore the limits of human rights law.
Does human rights express ideology of western liberalism? Does it view social injustice too narrowly? Whom does it benefit most and who is left out? Has the human rights movement reached its potential? A panel of distinguished speakers will address these issues to an audience of academics, students, lawyers and journalists at the University College London Gustave Tuck Theatre.

Confirmed speakers include:
  • Kimberle Crenshaw, professor at Columbia Law School and a prominent figure in critical legal studies;
  • David Kennedy, professor at Harvard Law School known for his criticism of international law;
  • Philippe Sands QC, professor at UCL Faculty of Laws and author of the internationally renowned Torture Team; and
  • William Twining, emeritus professor at UCL Faculty of Laws and a leading figure in British legal education.
UCL Jurisprudence Review is an annual collection of essays in jurisprudence published by the University College London Faculty of Laws. The panel celebrates the launch of the fifteenth edition of the Review, which has been published since 1994.
"UCL could hardly have chosen a more timely topic for the launch of their exciting Review", said Professor Kennedy. "Over the last decade, human rights have increasingly become part of our governance, at home and internationally. An excellent opportunity to reflect on the benefits, as well as the costs, of that development".

For information about the panel, contact Yuvraj Joshi at
To RSVP, please contact Fatima Kola at

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Applications for the Review Editorial Board

If you are interested in becoming part of the UCL Jurisprudence Review’s editorial board, please send your CV, together with a short cover letter to Dimitris Katsikis, current Editor-in-Chief. Please email Dimitris at General information on the various positions available in the board is set out the Guide to Participation, which can be downloaded here.

Both undergraduate and postgraduate students reading law at UCL are eligible to apply. Applicants outside UCL’s Laws Faculty will be considered only in extraordinary circumstances.

Applications for 2009/10 editorial board open on the 5th of October. The deadline for applications is the 16th of October. The week from 19th to 23rd of October will be devoted to short interviews with selected applicants, if the Faculty Editor or the Editor-in-Chief deem necessary. We expect the new team to be announced by Monday the 26th of October, 2009. 

Call for Submissions

All University of London students are eligible to publish in the UCL Jurisprudence Review. Committed to providing a platform for outstanding student essays, the Review has pledged 2 positions to essays from non-UCL students.

The UCL Jurisprudence Review calls for papers for its 2010 volume, to be published in September 2010. We are interested in insightful and original literature, which is not merely descriptive. Here the Faculty Editor, the Editor-in-Chief and the Proofreaders have discretion on what would make a suitable entry for the publication. The Faculty Editor makes the ultimate decision. You may contact the Editor-in-Chief or the Faculty Editor with any queries concerning the selection process, at (Editor-in-Chief) or (Faculty Editor).

The word count is essential: we are looking for pieces of maximum 10,000 words, including footnotes. Ideal size is from 5,000 to 7,000 words, including footnotes. All papers should be accompanied by an abstract of maximum 200 words and by full bibliography, including tables of cases and legislation.

A mandatory requirement is that essays are First Class. If you have written a piece in your independent time, please contact two academic members of your Faculty to referee it and provide their contact details in your email. It is also your responsibility to submit the paper to ‘Turn-it-in’ or any other plagiarism detection device your college uses.

The deadline for next year’s volume is the 30th of October, 2009. Three or four slots will be reserved for later entries by students who composed a piece of legal research throughout the academic year. The deadline for late entries is the 29th of January, 2010.