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Focus and Scope

The Rule of Law Journal is a new publication run by the LSE Lawyers Without Borders Division of the LSESU Law Society. The publication aims to shed a light on social justice issues within the law and critique the current framework in which the legal realm functions. Through this publication, Lawyers Without Borders hopes to encourage students to think about the ongoing social justice issues in different areas of law beyond human rights and to critically think about potential remedies for the current structure and body of law.

Based on the journal’s guiding principles, we seek submissions that take one of the following approaches:

  1. Discussing, examining and critiquing the current issues underlying different areas of the law, with a focus on the rule of law and social justice issues.
  2. Reform-based or policy-based perspectives, exploring how changes can remedy social justice issues within the law.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a volume and several issues throughout the year. Issues are made available as soon as they are ready.

Open Access Policy

Houghton St Press is an open access publisher, and all of our publications are free to read and published under Creative Commons licences.

Archiving Policy

Houghton St Press registers our journals and books with as many suitable indexes as possible. All of our article metadata are openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives for discovery.

Houghton St Press content is LOCKSS enabled, and copies of all Houghton St Press publications are made available from LSE Research Online, the School’s open access repository.


The journal platform includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via Readers will require a account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.

Advertisement policy

The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point. Adverts will include a text heading to make it clear that they are adverts not related to the journal.

If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.

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