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Modern Law Review (1937-)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 MLR
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: Modern Law Review (1937-)
Date(s): 1937-1995
Level of description: collection
Extent: 17 boxes
Name of creator(s): Modern Law Review
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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.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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.

Archival Information

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.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of Lord Chorley (CHORLEY)

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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