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Legal Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Nicola Glover-Thomas

Legal Studies is the journal of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS). Legal Studies is recognised as one of the foremost academic law journals in the UK and enjoys an international readership both within the common law world and beyond. Legal Studies is a truly generalist peer-reviewed law journal and aims to include a varied range of scholarly articles in each issue, including doctrinal, conceptual, and socio-legal analyses. The journal warmly welcomes contributions from all those who wish to reach a broad international and UK readership.

Access Legal Studies Online

Current and back issues of the journal are now available online. If you or your institution has a subscription, you will be able to access the full text. Members of the Society receive free online access to Legal Studies as part of their membership.


Legal Studies is a generalist peer-reviewed law journal and aims to include a varied range of scholarly articles in each issue. The book reviews section is an important feature of the journal, in which distinguished writers provide major academic reviews of recent contributions to legal literature. The editors are keen to encourage articles which:

  • Analyse the history, development and contemporary status of law with particular reference to doctrinal, conceptual, theoretical, comparative or socio-legal analyses such that they are of interest to a general legal readership international.
  • Place current legal developments in historical and theoretical perspectives.
  • Analyse contributions to the study of law in the fields of jurisprudence, legal history, and international and comparative law.

Legal Studies now accepts submissions online only through Manuscript Central. Contributions of 10,000 words or fewer can be submitted at the journal’s submission page http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lest. However, the Editors will be pleased to discuss possible articles for consideration and can be contacted by email: Nicola Glover-Thomas nicola.glover-thomas@man.ac.uk.

Book Reviews

Those interested in reviewing a title for Legal Studies should contact the book reviews editor, Dr Phil Handler philip.handler@manchester.ac.uk.