Focus and Scope

The Kent Law Review (KLR) is an open access journal supported by Kent Law School (KLS). The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The KLR is a student-led publication that provides a platform to promote the best work produced by KLS students.

The journal seeks to publish theoretically informed critical legal scholarship. By choosing to do so, KLR seeks to enhance the presence of critical legal thought within the Academy and to further the philosophy of teaching at KLS. In so doing, KLR serves as a stepping-stone for the academic achievement of KLS students through this unique publishing platform.

Peer Review Process

The Peer Review process is predicated upon the basis of self-regulation. Submissions to KLR are reviewed firstly by the student comprised Editorial Board. Submissions which pass the first round of review are then referred to a faculty comprised Review Committee.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Readers can find out more about the Open Journal System (OJS) platform and the accessibility statement, which applies to journals run by the University of Kent. 

Sponsors

Kent Law School

  • University of Kent

Journal History

The Kent Student Law Review was established in 2013 by founding Editors-in-Chief, Nico Mesiainen and Ayda Tabrizi, with the support of Harley Ronan, former President of the Kent Critical Law Society.

We seek to publish theoretically informed critical legal scholarship that situates law in society, completed by the best students and subjected to peer review by students and academics. Our aim is to provide students with the opportunity to enter the world of academia and publishing whilst at undergraduate level, and to support the postgraduate community by affording them the opportunity to have their work published. Finally, we feel that the work produced by some undergraduates is of such an exceptional quality that it requires recognition and celebration.

The Kent Law Review is in such a position to show the legal community the unique, diverse and intellectual stimulation that the University of Kent provides, which sets us apart from the vast majority of black letter institutions across the country.