The Dundee Student Law Review was set up in 2015 by a small group of editors who were interested in showcasing the academic fortitude of the University of Dundee School of Law. It continues to publish mostly from the submissions of Dundee law students although it welcomes articles from all scholars both nationally and internationally.

The Law Review is peer reviewed. Peer review is conducted by academics at the University of Dundee ensuring that the publication is of the highest academic standards. The editorial team in composed of students from the School of Law at varying stages of their legal careers.

After two successful publications the new editorial management was keen to broaden the readership and contribution base of the Law Review. Submissions for Volume III have come from as far afield as Belgium, supplementing the excellent contributions from the law students of the University of Dundee.

We are most grateful to Anderson Strathern Solicitors and SCOLAG for their ongoing support.

Editorial board

George Dick 2018

Connor Keir 2018

George Dick (Managing Editor)

I am a 3rd Year Scots Law student, who had the honour of being elected co-managing editor in my second year on the DSLR board. I aim to keep showcasing the amazing talent at the University of Dundee while widening our broad readership. In my spare time, I am a keen reader of law and philosophy, and have a passionate interest in discussing contemporary and historical affairs (when I can fit them in with my studies!). I am also an active member of the student body, who is involved in various student societies and initiatives across the university.

Conor Keir (Managing Editor)

I am currently a 4th year Scots and English law student. I have an interest in both human rights and public law. My hobbies are mostly public speaking related and I compete nationally in debating, model United Nations, and mooting. Outside of my studies I enjoy rugby, whisky and cheese. I am also partial to awkward British humour like the hit show The Thick of It. My favourite film is the effortlessly beautiful Slow West.

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Kerry Armstrong

I am a Northern Irish fourth year Scots and English Law student here at the university. My interests lie mainly in criminal law along with criminal procedure. Growing up with an English teacher for a mum has given me a keen interest in writing and that's what has brought me to the DSLR. When I'm not studying you can usually find me having coffee with my friends or wandering around bookshops. I also love films, my favourites at the minute are The History Boys and Denial.



Lucy Campbell

I am currently in my first year of the Accelerated Law degree and have an interest in contract law and litigation. Throughout my years of study I have been heavily involved with mooting, editing for a student magazine, and fitness societies such as cheerleading. This year, as well as joining the DSLR, I am a new member of the Opsoc (musical theatre) Society. My hobbies include playing piano, socialising with friends and cringing at The Apprentice.

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Molly Ferguson

I am currently in my fourth and final year of the dual qualifying degree in Scots and English law. I have always had a passion for English, hence my interest in the Student Law Review which can combine this with my legal studies. I run a blog in my free time, I love to read (mainly fantasy and romance), and I am always cooking.


James Ford

I am a 1st Year English law student, fresher, and flag-waving US émigré interested primarily in legal history and philosophy. Outwith the DSLR, I am interested in academic debate, mooting, musical theatre and opera.

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Faye Lipton

I am currently a fourth year Scots Law student studying Employment Law and Law in Practice in my first semester. This is my third year as part of the Dundee Student Law Review. I decided to join as it would allow me to combine my passion for writing with my law degree. Outwith university I love to travel. I studied abroad at James Cook University in Townsville (Australia) from February to June 2017. I would definitely recommend studying abroad to anyone interested.

Iain Mathieson  

I have rejoined the Dundee Student Law Review in my final year, as an editor, after spending last year on exchange at the University of Grenoble in France. Studying Scots Law with French, I am interested in International Law and Relations.

‌‌Ritchie McNeil 2018 ‌‌Alex Rapis 2018

Ritchie McNeil  

I am currently in second year studying Scots and English Law. My plan is to specialise in either employment law or media law. I joined the law review with the aim of improving my writing skills and combining a love of writing with my legal studies. When I’m not studying my hobbies include fishing, reading, playing guitar and expanding my ever-growing record collection!

Alexander Rapis  

Rooted in California and having worked in Europe as a translator and editor, I came to the DSLR to hone my craft. In the final year of an English LLB, my legal interests are technological factors in commercial regulation and civic participation in law-making. I can be caught boxing, debating, or dabbling in languages. Apart from university life, I enjoy writing, backpacking, and slouching at hotel cafes.

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Beth Simpson  

I am currently in my third year studying Scots law at Dundee and am thoroughly enjoying it. This semester I am studying both international law and criminal procedure. I was interested in becoming part of the student law review as I have always had a passion for reading and writing. Hence, if a law career doesn't work out for me I would be interested in journalism! I try to balance my studies with my enthusiasm in sports, including swimming. I also work part time as a lifeguard. Another keen interest I have is travelling and will hopefully be studying abroad in Malta next year.

 Samuel White  

I am a PhD student whose thesis focusses on the protection of human rights in the UK. Prior to starting my PhD I studied for my LLB at here at Dundee, during that time I was a member of the Law Review’s inaugural editorial board. In addition to my studies and work for the Law Review I am a director of the access to justice charity SCOLAG and a judge of the 2017 ELSA Amicus essay prize competition. I am particularly interested in human rights, criminal law and constitutional law.


Volume III


Volume III of the Dundee Student Law Review is dedicated to Sam Morton. He has been involved with the Law Review since its inception, his thought provoking article “Of Wigs and Gowns” a highlight of Volume I. Sadly, Sam, having been elected a Managing Editor for this publication, has been unwell forcing him to withdraw his position. The entire editorial team is wishing him a speedy recovery and dedicate Volume III to him, his friendship and his unstoppable wit.
Harry Milligan and the Editors of the Dundee Student Law Review

Links to articles:

Cedric Vanleenhove & Jan De Bruyne  EU Member States’ Courts Versus U.S. Punitive Damages Awards for Physical Harm in Football: An Attempt at Defining Best Practice.

Harry Milligan  Income Tax, National Insurance Contributions and the case for alignment.

Mark Milne  A Contextual analysis of the 2004 revisions to the substantive test for competitive harm in the EU Merger Regulation.

Mark Milne  From Injunctions to Damages: Analysis of the remedies applied by the English law of private nuisance based on the economic arguments of Ronald Coase

Volume II

This second edition of the DSLR has changed mostly in terms of layout, rather than content. During this year the editorial board wanted to improve the appearance of the review, whilst allowing the academics speak for themselves. Volume II of the Law Review will take you through yet another journey, starting of with this year’s winner of the best submission award where the author compares and provides proposals for reform on the law of ‘leave to remove’ applications in England and Scotland. The second article evaluates the law on abuse of process in England after the controversial case R v Antoine.

These two articles are subsequently followed by the commercial themed articles, covering topics from director’s remuneration to an evaluation of the ‘Arm’s Length Principle’ in International Taxation law. A difference from last year is that we also have our first joint article, which, using economic analysis considers whether the law on resale price maintenance ought to be reformed in the EU.

The links to the articles are found below. We hope that you enjoy reading this publication!

  • Jessica Gray, Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: A Comparative Study of ‘Leave to Remove’ Applications in England and Scotland
  • Kerri Montgomery, Abuse of Process: Time for Change?
  • Christopher Vannart and Giorgios Vrakas, A Contemporary Analysis of Whether the EU Should Reconsider its Rules on Resale Price Maintenance
  • Harry Milligan, Directors’ Remuneration: A Practical Critique of Corporate Governance Effectiveness
  • Alex Illiescu, A Game of Transfer Pricing: An Analysis of the Suitability of the Arm’s Length Principle and the Proposed Alternative of Formulary Apportionment


Submission Guidelines 

1. Submissions are welcomed from any law student, academic or practitioner from both inside and outside the UK, although any prizes are reserved exclusively for University of Dundee students.

2. We will accept articles written specifically for the Review or articles that have been used previously for coursework or dissertations. However, students should adapt the articles to ensure that they are appropriate for publication. Students sending previously submitted work should provide the Editors with any lecturer feedback. We will not accept any submission that has already been published in other publications.

3. Articles are expected to provide a critical and, where possible, original focus around a legal topic. They must be relevant in their content, so we would expect your submission to revolve around a relatively recent, current or upcoming legal development or take a current issue that may have legal implications and/or call for reform.

4. We will accept a variety of submissions of differing lengths and styles. Below we have set a rough guide for the length of different types of submission, however that these are only general guidelines-

  • Short Articles (2,000 to 4,000 words)
  • Long Articles (4,000 to 8,000 words)
  • Case Notes on a recent development (1,000 to 2,000 words)
  • Book Reviews (500 to 1,000 words)

5. Please ensure your referencing is formatted in accordance with OSCOLA. 

How to submit 

Submissions should be sent as attachments to law-studentreview@dundee.ac.uk.

Please include your full name (this will be anonymised before being passed to the editors), year, essay title and the area of law of your article.

Note: We will send you a reply back as an acknowledgement that we have received your submission. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission within 5 working days, please re-send the submission to one of our editors (contact details are available on the “Editorial Board” page).

Also, please keep in mind that we have prizes for the best submissions (reserved for University of Dundee students)-

  • Anderson Strathern Paid Internship (For the best submission from Level 3/4)
  • Sam Morton Award (Prize for best 1st year submission)

Join Us

How to join

We welcome applications to join the Editorial Board from all current students, irrespective of what stage in your legal career you are at. We are looking for applicants ranging from undergraduates early on in their university education to post-graduate students.

In order to apply, please submit a CV and cover letter (which should include results from any modules taken) to law-studentreview@dundee.ac.uk.

Please be aware that, depending on the number and quality of applications, we may require you to attend an interview.

What we look for

In order to produce the best possible Law Review, we need high quality submissions and strong editors.

While there are many characteristics that we would look for in our applicants, the following are some of the key ones:

  • intellect;
  • good written English;
  • a degree of legal knowledge;
  • attention to detail;
  • dedication;
  • an ability to meet deadlines; and
  • a desire to become involved in our Law Review and make it the best that it can be. 

Why join us?

Becoming an editor for the Dundee Student Law Review will bring a whole host of advantages that will be beneficial regardless of whether you decide to pursue a career in law. Some of key reasons to join us are the following:

  • learn more about different areas of law that you might not otherwise experience;
  • become part of a dedicated team;
  • add something unique to your CV and demonstrate your abilities to employers;
  • contribute to an excellent Law Review; and
  • play a critical role in improving the external image of the Dundee Law School.

Please be advised that the application deadline is 13 November 2015.


SCOLAG logoWe are pleased to announce that Scottish Legal Action Group are now sponsoring the Law Review by providing free subscription to their publication for prize winning contributors.




We are also sponsored by Anderson Strathern, who have kindly offered the best Level 3/4 entrant a three week paid internship during the summer of 2018- Last volume’s successful winner was Mark Milne- Congratulations!