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British Library of Political and Economic Science

Modern Law Review (1937-)


Reference code(s): GB 0097 MLR

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: Modern Law Review (1937-)

Date(s): 1937-1995

Level of description: collection

Extent: 17 boxes

Name of creator(s): Modern Law Review


Administrative/Biographical history:

Modern Law Review was established in 1937; its main objectives were to promote legal education, and the study of law, arts and sciences of interest to those involved in the study or practice of law; aims met through the publication of the law review, the organisation of lectures (including the annual Chorley lecture), seminars, scholarships and prizes that support legal education and scholarship. The Journal is one of Europe's leading scholarly journals and publishes original articles relating to various areas of law, book reviews, case analysis, recent legislation reports; activities undertaken by the Editorial Committee which is overseen and supported by an Editorial Board.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Modern Law Review, 1937-1995, comprise correspondence and papers relating to the work of the Modern Law Review (MLR). Mostly papers regarding the administration of the Journal including article submissions, correspondence about subscriptions and the future of the journal, administrative papers for separate editions and correspondence between the Editorial Committee. Further papers relate to the work of the Editorial Committee, accounts and the annual Chorley lectures held since 1972.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Sorted into four series: 1 - Editorial Committee (1965-1993) 2 - Accounts (1937-1993) 3 - Journal (1951-1995) (divided into the following sub-sections):3/1 - Article Submissions (1971-1995), 3/2 - Correspondence (1951-1988), 3/3 - Editions (1974-1977) 4 - Chorley Lectures (1970-1988).

Conditions governing access:

Mainly open; some items closed. All files have been closed for a period of ten years from date of file closure.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Most items can be photocopied, subject to handling and copyright restrictions.

Finding aids:

Online database; printed handlist.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:

Papers relating to accounts not worthy of permanent preservation have been removed. These are: cancelled cheques, cheque book stubs, receipts, credit and debit slips, bank statements and general correspondence. Duplicates have also been removed.


Archival history:

Transferred to LSE Archives by the Modern Law Review in two accessions in 2006 and 2007.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Modern Law Review.


Related material:

Papers of Lord Chorley (CHORLEY)


Archivist's note: Catalogued by Becky Webster, August 2007.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2007

Legal education | Vocational education
Periodicals | Publications | Communications media | Information sciences

Personal names

Corporate names
Modern Law Review