Managed and written entirely by students, the ESLR aims to provide a forum for undergraduates and postgraduates (of any university) to engage with current legal issues and debates. As such, we welcome submissions from all year groups.

The deadline for submissions for our 2021/22 edition is now past.

The ESLR Blog is also accepting submissions. We are happy to accept short articles, case notes and summaries, as well as pieces of work in progress.

General Guidelines

Submissions are accepted on any legal topic relevant to Scots law students. The editors are pleased to consider:

  • short articles (up to 3000 words);
  • long articles (up to 8000 words);
  • case notes (approx. 1000 words); and
  • book reviews and reports.

It is not necessary for articles to conform strictly to these word limits but authors should endeavour to ensure articles are as concise as possible.

While we encourage authors to write new material for the ESLR, we are also happy to accept pieces written as course work.

All submissions will be subject to the ESLR’s submission Review Process. Additionally, all submissions must conform to the House Style.

Submissions should be emailed to the Editors-in-Chief.

Please ensure that your email title includes: “[SUBMISSION] [AREA OF LAW] [NAME]”. This will mean that we are able to retrieve your submission without unnecessary delay.


All submissions are expected to adhere to the ESLR’s Copyright Policy.