Editors’ Comment

At its foundation in 2008, the Edinburgh Student Law Review was a ground-breaking idea in Scottish legal scholarship, but one rooted in the deep tradition of student law reviews in the United States. We would like to thank all the students and members of staff at the University of Edinburgh who have helped to make the ESLR a success. The support and continuity provided by our Honorary President, Lord Hope of Craighead, and Honorary Secretary, Professor Andrew Steven, have been invaluable to its progress.

Since its inception, the ESLR has aimed to provide students at all stages of their academic career with a forum to discuss their views on a wide variety of legal issues. In recent years we have received a record number of submissions. We are also very proud that the ESLR remains a publication entirely run by students, ranging from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. They have volunteered their time and energy to make the ESLR a success. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who came before us, but also the extraordinary team we have the privilege of leading this academic year.

Finally, we would like to thank our previous sponsors and Edinburgh Law School for funding the publication of the journal, whose support has allowed the ESLR to go from strength to strength.

We look forward to bringing yet another successful publication to the legal community both locally and further afield.

Matthew Cleary and Helena Wilson
Co-Editors-in-Chief 2021/22