The rise of student law journals in Scotland

Macpherson, A. and Peterson, A. (2017) The rise of student law journals in Scotland. Juridical Review, 4, pp. 207-217.

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The last decade has been a period of remarkable growth for student law journals, in Scotland and beyond. This article provides a brief history of these journals before proceeding to examine the roles that they play in the Scottish legal context and also explores what the future might hold for them. It is contended that the main purpose of student law journals in Scotland is pedagogical, insofar as students are able to gain valuable professional experience managing a publication and having their work published. In addition, student law journals can serve a minor role in contributing to legal scholarship without challenging the established academic journals.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Peterson, Dr Alasdair
Authors: Macpherson, A., and Peterson, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Juridical Review
Publisher:Sweet and Maxwell
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Sweet and Maxwell
First Published:First published in Juridical Review 2017(4):207-217
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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