About Us

The idea of the North East Law Review was first introduced by Mr Colin Murray, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of Undergraduate Programmes at the Newcastle University Law faculty. The review was planned to constitute a platform for the best law students to publish their work.

The North East Law Review Editorial Board was formed in January 2013 with fifteen student editors from the Newcastle University Law School. Published once per academic year, the Law Review is released both in hard copy, on the NELR website and via HeinOnline. Launch events are to be held every year in June. The inaugural volume of the Law Review was launched in June 2013 by his Honourable Lord Hope of Craighead, Deputy President of the Supreme Court. You can view the catalogue here.

The Review is proud to be entirely edited by the student Editorial Board, providing an accessible platform for students to present their work to the academic community. Articles are selected by staff from the best assessed essays and dissertations.

Running alongside the Law Review is the NELR’s blog, ‘North East Law Talk’. The editorial board are currently accepting submissions for the Blog by both legal academics and students throughout the UK.

Whilst our main aim is to publish a selection of the very best articles written by students, the Review also creates an opportunity to gather fellow students who are passionate about law and create a space for the exchange of ideas between independent thinkers devoted to law. The Review was established with the belief that young authors can make a statement in the academic world and cherish the heritage and inspiration that great legal philosophers and lawyers gave us in the pursuit of independent thought.

If you are representing a company, organisation or public body interested in supporting our initiative, please see further details on our sponsorship page or contact us at nelr@newcastle.ac.uk for more information.

We invite you to read our current and past submissions in the Review section, and to visit North East Law Talk – read, post a comment or submit an article of your own!

Warm welcome from the North East Law Review team!