Call for Papers: Strathmore Law Review (SLR) 5th Volume

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The call for submissions for the Strathmore Law Review (SLR) volume 5 is now open.

Application Deadline: 22nd August 2019 Midnight

About the Award: The Strathmore Law Review is a student run, peer-reviewed academic journal aimed at bringing African scholarship to Africa. Submissions on any aspect of the Law in relation to Philosophy, Public Policy, Governance and Economics are welcomed from students currently enrolled in an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws programme or a postgraduate diploma in a law programme. The theme of the issue will be ‘Providing legal solutions to Africa’s problems: Unlocking the potential of African legal scholarship

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The following works may be submitted:

  • Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the review. The word limit for articles is between 7,000 and 10,000 words.
  • Case Commentaries: Any academic writing that analyses or critiques recent cases. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 and 5,000 words.
  • Book Reviews: A short analysis in which a book is critiqued majorly on its content, its style and merit. The word limit for a book review is between 3,000 and 5,000 words.
  • Legislative commentaries: A critical analysis of a recent piece of legislation or certain provisions in it. The word limit for legislative commentaries is between 3,000 and 5,000 words.
  • Notes: The Law review also invites other original works related to the law and legal industry. For example, normative law articles, essays on the legal profession, legal education or a brief analysis of a recent policy or development in the law. Word limits must range between 3,000 and 5,000 words.
  • Responses: In this issue, the SLR Board also affords students the opportunity to submit Responses. These are insightful academic comments responding to our published articles, commentaries, book reviews, and notes. The word limit for a Response is between 3,000 and 5,000 words. An example is John Mwangi’s Response to The Rejected Stone May Be the Corner Stone by Raphael Ng’etich

Type: Call for Papers

Value of Award:

  • It is the only consistent high-level student law review in Kenya presently.
  • It aims to promote the growth of quality African legal literature, evidence from past themes and previous authors.
  • Focus is given to the quality of the paper and not the academic credentials of the author. In fact, the SLR prides itself in its quality assurance measures such as creation of a marking rubric to ensure uniformity of mark allocation and blind review editing which curtails any biases that the editors may have.
  • Quality feedback is provided on the authors’ papers irrespective of whether or not their papers are selected for publication so as to help the authors improve on their skills.

How to Apply: Kindly refer to the following documents:

The manuscripts must be e-mailed to [email protected]

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying

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