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Student Editors

Role of Student Editors

The FLR produces one volume each year, divided into several issues. Student Editors work closely with the Academic Editors of the FLR to edit and produce the journal. Typically this will involve proofreading articles, checking footnotes, and verifying all sources cited by the authors. Student Editors gain valuable experience in high-level academic writing in law and develop excellent analytical and legal skills. They also get the opportunity to work with the faculty and other law students in the production of an academic publication.

The role is voluntary. Each Student Editor receives a free hard copy of each issue they work on and full online access to all issues ever published (upon request). Student Editors are also acknowledged within the publication.

The role can be performed remotely if necessary. It is normally expected that students will remain with the Editorial Board for at least two years.

Applications for Volume 48 

For Volume 48, student editing will begin in September 2019, and occur throughout 2020. 

Applications for Volume 48 are now closed.

Your application should consist of a:

  • Completed application form including statement of interest (250 words) 
  • CV 
  • Statement of academic results 

Please DO NOT provide any reference letters. 

Applications are preferred from LLB students in their second or third year and JD students in their first year, but strong applications from students across all years will also be considered.

Please send your application to


If you have any questions about the role of Student Editors or the application process, please email the Publications Team at

Updated:  19 May 2017/Responsible Officer:  FLR Business Managers/Page Contact:  FLR Web Publishers