The rise of student law journals in Scotland

Alisdair Macpherson, Alasdair Peterson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-217
Number of pages11
JournalJuridical Review
Early online date11 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2017


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