The issue can be found online at bbklr.org/publications and will be available in print later in the month.
The Birkbeck Law Review was developed primarily to allow students to publish their work in a peer-reviewed publication. While there is a North American tradition of high-quality student-led law journals, many British institutions don’t provide the same opportunities. With Birkbeck’s School of Law entering its twentieth year, we wanted to mark the occasion with something that would be useful to students, to Birkbeck, and to the wider academic community. Our aim was to provide students with an opportunity to publish their work alongside established academic authors, as well as creating a venue for faculty and practitioners to publish well-written pieces that otherwise would have been overlooked.
Our cover article for this inaugural issue is by Birkbeck Law School's own Professor Peter Fitzpatrick and our winning submission was written by PhD candidate Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry of Oxford University. These pieces are published alongside work from Gerard LeCain (Birkbeck, LLB); Max Byrne (Birkbeck, LLM); Frederick Cowell (Birkbeck, PhD); Ben Mills (Birkbeck, MA); and Philip Ashton (University College London, LLM).
An interview with the Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Terence Etherton, by editors Edward Chin and Vincent Chao, and a review of The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights written by our online editor Annette Thompson complete the issue.
For further information or to ask about purchasing a hard copy of the first issue please see bbklr.org.