The Modern Law Review

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Edited By: Julia Black

Impact Factor: 0.855

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 73/147 (Law)

Online ISSN: 1468-2230

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Since its formation in 1937, The Modern Law Review has provided a unique forum for the promotion of legal education and scholarship. These objects have been promoted not only through the publication of the law journal but also by the organization and funding of lectures, seminars and other scholarly activities.

The Chorley Lecture

2016 Chorley Lecture

The Chorley Lecture is an annual lecture inaugurated in 1972 and named in honour of Lord Chorley of Kendal, the founding editor of The Modern Law Review. The Lecture, which is normally delivered in late May or early June at the London School of Economics & Political Science, is the most important occasion in the calendar of The Modern Law Review. A version of the lecture is subsequently published as the lead article in the January issue of the following year’s Review. Click here for further information.

2015 Chorley Lecture
Law as Information in the Era of Data-driven Agency

Professor Mireille Hildebrandt, Chair of Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of law Institute of Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) Radboud University Nijmegen; Professor of Technology Law and Law and Technology Research Group for Law Science Technology and Society (LSTS) Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Associate Professor of Jurisprudence, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam; European Commission

Date: Thursday 18th June 2015
Time: 6pm
Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building, London School of Economics and Political Science

The Wedderburn Prize
The Wedderburn Prize is named in honour of Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, who served as General Editor of the Review from 196- to 1988. It is awarded annually for a contribution to that year’s volume which in the opinion of the Editorial Committee is exemplary of the type of scholarship that The Modern Law Review aims to promote. In awarding this Prize, the Committee pays particular attention to the work of authors who are at a relatively early stage of their careers. Click here for more information.

Modern Law Review Seminars
Since 1998, The Modern Law Review has been allocating funding, which is currently in the region of £42,000 per annum, to support scholarly seminars on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review. The funds are allocated through competitive bids submitted by November 2014. Click here for more information.

Modern Law Review Scholarships
The Modern Law Review is again making up to £90,000 a year available in financial support for research students engaged in doctoral research on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review. It therefore invites nominations for scholarships to be submitted by the Head of Department of the University in which the nominated students are currently registered as research students. Click here for more information.

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