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Bradford Student Law Journal

Student Law Journal Cover About the Student Law Journal

The Bradford Student Law Journal is a student run, peer reviewed journal based at the University of Bradford Law School. The primary function of the journal is to promote student research, reflection and writing forming the core of the learning process in any field of law. The journal aims to publish notes, case comments and papers written by law students. The journal is also interested in any proposals to draft and/or amend the existing laws.

Editorial Board

Managing Editors
Haroon Ahmed
Robin Bennett
Atif Bostan
Mohammed Haroon
Nahiyan Helal
Kesar Zaman

Dr Sanna Elfving

Student Law Journal 2015 No 1 Vol 1 Articles

'The pivotal role Britain played in the Atlantic slave trade' by Abigail Sisnett
View article (PDF): The pivotal role Britain played in the Atlantic slave trade

'The abuse of law and the erosion of democracy' by Kieran Ashraf
View article (PDF): The abuse of law and the erosion of democracy

'Cutting Immigration Down to the Tens of Thousands: assessing the Coalition’s efforts' by Atif Bostan
View article (PDF): Cutting Immigration Down to the Tens of Thousands

'Is the defence of loss of control a ‘better’ defence for female victims of domestic abuse than provocation?' by Kesar Zaman
View article (PDF): Is loss of control a better defence for victims of domestic violence

Call for submissions

The University of Bradford Student Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions to its second edition. The journal provides students with the opportunity to present their work to faculty members and peers, and aims to invigorate the both undergraduate and postgraduate law students’ active participation in the community of legal scholars.

We welcome students to submit papers, case comments and short notes engaging with any area of law.

Submissions: papers of between 500 and 5000 words should be submitted by email to on a rolling basis. For further inquiries contact either the journal's Managing Editor, Robin Bennett, at or Dr Sanna Elfving at

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, Spacing 1.
  • All footnotes should be in Times New Roman 10 single-spaced and should conform to OSCOLA or the Standard Bradford Law School citation guidelines.
  • All the word limits are inclusive of footnotes.
  • All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.
  • The manuscript should be accompanied with the author’s name and e-mail.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats.
  • The manuscripts must be emailed to
  • Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of two (2) authors.
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted Manuscript. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.