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LSE Law Working Papers

The series focuses on interdisciplinary legal scholarship in all subject areas from members of LSE Law, doctoral students and visiting scholars.

LSE Law Working Papers were first published in 2007. The series focuses on interdisciplinary legal scholarship in all subject areas from members of LSE Law School, doctoral students and visiting scholars. The Working Paper Series does not adopt a particular style, and papers may be submitted in any recognised style consistently applied. The papers are published electronically and are available online or through email distribution.


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2024 Spring Issue

WPS 1/2024 Institutionalising Forgiveness in Criminal Justice by Nicola Lacey

WPS 2/2024 Reforming Corporate Criminal Liability: Is the 2023 Act Too Much, or Not Enough? by Jeremy Horder

WPS 3/2024 Economic and Financial Sanctions in International Law: Nature, Sources and Reviewability by Christos Hadjiemmanuil

WPS 4/2024 Integration of Generative AI in the Digital Markets Act: Contestability and Fairness from a Cross-Disciplinary Perspective by Ayse Gizem Yasar, Andrew Chong, Even Dong, Thomas Krendl Gilbert, Sarah Hladikova, Carlos Mougan, Xudong Shen, Shubham Sing, Ana-Andreea Stoica, and Savannah Thais

2023 Winter Issue

WPS 23/2023 Valuation of Compensation in Fossil Fuel Phase-Out Disputes by Oliver Hailes

WPS 24/2023 The Unfree Commons: Freedom of Marine Scientific Research and the Status of Genetic Resources Beyond National Jurisdiction by Siva Thambisetty

WPS 25/2023 Critical Raw Materials, the Net-Zero Transition and the 'Securitisation' of the Trade and Climate Change Nexus: Pinpointing Environmental Risks and Charting a New Path for Transnational Decarbonisation by Giulia Claudia Leonelli

WPS 26/2023 The Eco-Agency Problem and Sustainable Investment by Moran Ofir and Tal Elmakiess

WPS 27/2023 Legislative Measures and Legislators' Motives by Grégoire Webber

WPS 28/2023 Global Tax Hubs by Eduardo Baistrocchi 

WPS 29/2023 Gilead Constitutionalism by Grégoire Webber

WPS 30/2023 The Expert Briefing Document: A Developing Country Perspective on the Making of The BBNJ Treaty by Siva Thambisetty, Paul Oldham, Claudio Chiarolla

WPS 31/2023 Climate Risk and Corporate Rescues by Alperen Gözlügöl

2023 Summer Issue

WPS 14/2023 The Irish Commission on Taxation and Welfare 2021-2022: An Exercise in Strategic Policy Making by Colm O’Reardon and Niamh Moloney

WPS 15/2023 From Schoolyards to Factory Floors by Roxana Willis

WPS 16/2023 Third Countries and EU Financial Market Access: Technocracy, Politics, and the End of Deference? by Niamh Moloney

WPS 17/2023 Controlling Non-Controlling Shareholders: The Case of Effective Control by Moran Ofir

WPS 18/2023 Women and COVID-19: A Gender Perspective on the Socio-Economic Crisis and the Opportunities for Change by Michal Agmon-Gonnen

WPS 19/2023 Who Shares the Sharing Economy? by Ronit Levine-Schnur and Moran Ofir

WPS 20/2023 Leading Wherever They Want? CSR, ESG and Directors’ Duties by Jens-Hinrich Binder

WPS 21/2023 The Right to Justification and the Culture of Justification by Kai Möller

WPS 22/2023 Excluded Categories of Prerogative Power: An Idea that Never Was by David Kershaw

2023 Spring Issue

WPS 1/2023 Regulating by Industry Consensus - the Case of Digitising the UK Securities Market by Eva Micheler and Elena Christine Zaccaria 

WPS 2/2023 Senior Corporate Managers' Criminal Liability for the Crimes of Employees or Agents by Jeremy Horder and Gabriele Watts 

WPS 3/2023 Putting to Work the Uncanny: Historical Argument in International Economic Law by Oliver Hailes 

WPS 4/2023 Pathogen Genomes as Global Public Goods (and why they should not be patented) by Jorge L Contreras 

WPS 5/2023 The Customary Duty to Prevent Unabated Fossil Fuel Production: A Tipping Point for Energy Investment Arbitration? by Oliver Hailes 

WPS 6/2023 Synthetic Data: Legal Implications of the Data-generation Revolution by Michal Gal and Orla Lynskey 

WPS 7/2023 Does Big Brother exist? Face Recognition Technology in the United Kingdom by Giulia Gentile 

WPS 8/2023 Police Powers in a Pandemic: Investment Treaty Interpretation and the Customary Presumption of Reasonable Regulation by Oliver Hailes 

WPS 9/2023 Imperium in Homeland Insecurity: The Rise and Rise of Global Anti-Terrorism Laws by Conor Gearty 

WPS 10/2023 On metaphor and meaning: The autonomy of EU legal order through the lens of project and system by Jacob van de Beeten 

WPS 11/2023 The Old Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism by David Dyzenhaus and Thomas Poole 

WPS 12/2023 Populism and Administrative Law by Carol Harlow and Richard Rawlings 

WPS 13/2023 Prerogative by Thomas Poole 


2022 Spring Issue

WPS 1/2022 Patrick Devlin’s The Enforcement of Morals Revisited: Absolutism and Ambivalence by Nicola Lacey

WPS 2/2022 The Tradition of the Material Constitution in Western Marxism by Marco Goldoni and Michael Wilkinson

WPS 3/2022 Proportionality in Comparative Law by Jacco Bomhoff

WPS 4/2022 Lüth and the ‘Objective System of Values’: From ‘Limited Government’ towards an Autonomy-based Conception of Constitutional Rights by Kai Möller

WPS 5/2022 Authoritarian Liberalism and the Transformation of Modern Europe: Rejoinder by Michael Wilkinson

WPS 6/2022 Making Legal Knowledge Work: Practising Proportionality in the German Repetitorium by Jacco Bomhoff

WPS 7/2022 Prosecuting Rap – What does the case law tell us? by Abenaa Owusu-Bempah

WPS 8/2022 What kind of thing is a Central Counterparty? The Role of Clearing Houses as a Source of Policy Controversy by Rebecca Lewis and David Murphy

2022 Summer Issue

WPS 9/2022 Political Constitutionalism in Europe Revisited by Michael Wilkinson

WPS 10/2022 Constitutional Design as an Enabler of Peace: Colombia and the Constitutional Reform of 1991 by Michelle A. Hughes

WPS 11/2022 Sui Generis Database Protection 2.0: Judicial and Legislative Reforms by Estelle Derclaye and Martin Husovec

WPS 12/2022 Trading Intellectual Property Rights in Europe: From IP Nationalism to International IP by Aurora Plomer

2022 Winter Issue

WPS 13/2022 The Authoritarian Nature of Common Good Constitutionalism by Michael Wilkinson

WPS 14/2022 Litigating Climate Change before the Committee on the Rights of the Child in Sacchi v. Argentina et al.: Breaking New Ground? by Yusra Suedi

WPS 15/2022 Constitutionalism in Postwar Europe: Revolutionary or Counter-Revolutionary? by Michael Wilkinson

WPS 16/2022 Vignettes of Insight by Grégoire Webber

WPS 17/2022 Understanding and Regulating Benchmark-linked Markets after the Libor, WTI and Nickel Dislocations by David Murphy

WPS 18/2022 The company and block-chain technology by Kelvin F.K. Low, Edmund Schuster and Wai Yee Wan

WPS 19/2022 The Part A1 Moratorium Through a Signalling and Information-processing Lens by Sarah Paterson


2021 Spring Issue

01/2021 Beyond Reasonableness: The Dignitarian Structure of Human and Constitutional Rights by Kai Möller 

02/2021 Constitutionalising Regulatory Governance Systems by Julia Black

03/2021 The European Economic Constitution in Crisis: A Conservative Transformation by Hjalte Lokdam and Michael A. Wilkinson 

04/2021 Brexit, Covid-19, and Possible Frameworks for Future UK/EU Financial Governance Cooperation by Elizabeth Howell

05/2021 On Trust: The UN Security Council as Fiduciary by Devika Hovell

2021 Summer Issue

WPS 06/2021 TRIPS Intellectual Property Waiver Proposal: Creating the Right Incentive in Patent Law and Politics to end the COVID-19 Pandemic by Siva Thambisetty, Aisling McMahon, Luke McDonagh, Hyo Yoon Kang, and Graham Dutfield

WPS 07/2021 Copyright and Authorship on Stage by Luke McDonagh

WPS 08/2021 Potential Competition in EU Law by Niamh Dunne

WPS 09/2021 The Role of Regulation in EU Competition Law Assessment by Niamh Dunne

WPS 10/202The Market for Stewardship and the Role of the Government by Dionysia Katelouzou and Eva Micheler

WPS 11/2021 The No-look-through Principle: Investor Rights, Distributed Ledger Technology, and the Market by Eva Micheler

WPS 12/2021 Getting Proportionality in Perspective: Philosophy, History and Institutions by Nicola Lacey

2021 Winter Issue

WPS 13/2021 The Proportionality of Lockdowns by Kai Möller

WPS 14/2021 The Unwitting Contribution of Vaccine Regulation to Vaccine Scepticism by Francesca Uberti

WPS 15/2021 The Protest Provisions of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Court Bill: A “Modest Reset of the Scales”? by Richard Martin

WPS 16/2021 Mapping the Theoretical Turn in British Public Law Scholarship by Samuel Tschorne and Martin Loughlin

WPS 17/2021 The Idea of Europe in Football by Floris de Witte and Jan Zglinski

WPS 18/2021 Human Goods and Human Rights Law: Two Modes of Derivation from Natural Law by Grégoire Webber

WPS 19/2021 Delaware's Fiduciary Imagination: Going-Privates and Lord Eldon's Reprise by David Kershaw


2020 Spring Issue

01/2020 Images of Law by Igor Stramignoni

02/2020 Is Vat Also a Corporate Tax? Untangling Tax Burdens and Benefits for Companies by Ian Roxa

03/2020 Unpopular Sovereignty? by Michael Wilkinson and Alexander Somek

04/2020 Historical Trends of Human Rights Gone Criminal by Mattia Pinto,

05/2020 Legislated Rights in the Anglo-American Tradition by Richard Ekins and Grégoire Webber

06/2020 Our Lessons Have Returned: Insights into Post-crisis Financial Regulation from Mandatory OTC Derivatives Clearing Policy by David Murphy

2020 Summer Issue

07/2020 Take on Me: OTC Derivatives Client Clearing in the European Union by Joanne P. Braithwaite and David Murphy

08/2020 The Constrained Convention: Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès and the Making of Chile’s New Constitution by Raffael N. Fasel

09/2020 Revolutionary Amnesia and the Delegated Nature of Prerogative Power by David Kershaw

10/2020 Can the Constitution of a Fruit Fly Be Written? by Grégoire Webber

11/2020 Legislated Rights in the Real World by Grégoire Webber and Paul Yowell

12/2020 Procedure-Content Interaction in Attitudes to Law and in the Value of the Rule of Law: An Empirical and Philosophical Collaboration by Noam Gur and Jonathan Jackson

2020 Winter Issue

13/2020 Time and Timelessness in Constitutional Thought by Thomas Poole

14/2020 Legislated Rights and Contemporary Constitutional Government by Richard Ekins and Grégoire Webber

15/2020 The Sovereign’s Presumption of Authority (also known as the Presumption of Innocence) by Peter Ramsay

16/2020 Opposition by Grégoire Webber

17/2020 A view from inside the kitchen of the Kampala Convention: the modernisation of the international legal regime for the protection of internally displaced persons by Chaloka Beyani

18/2020 The Idea of the Federative by Thomas Poole

19/2020 Liza’s Bucket: Intellectual Property and the Metamodern Impulse by Siva Thambisetty

20/2020 The International Tax Regime and Global Power Shifts by Eduardo Baistrocchi


2019 Spring Issue

1/2019 Smart Contracts and the Consumer by Tatiana Cutts

2/2019 The Fleeting, Unhappy Affair of Amazon HQ2 and New York City by Priya S. Gupta

3/2019 Proceduralism and Automation: Challenges to the Values of Administrative Law by Carol Harlow and Richard Rawlings

4/2019 The Purposive Transformation of Company Law by David Kershaw and Edmund Schuster

5/2019 Blurring the Distinction Between Empirical and Normative Legitimacy? A Commentary on 'Police Legitimacy and Citizen Cooperation in China' by Jonathan Jackson and Ben Bradford

6/2019 Addressing Tax Avoidance: Cross Country Experience and an Indian Case Study by Parthasarathi Shome

7/2019 Proportionality and Limitations to Freedom of Speech by Grégoire Webber 

2019 Summer Issue

8/2019 Childhood Radicalisation and Parental Extremism: How Should Family Law Respond? Insights from A Local Authority v X, Y and Z by Fatima Ahdash

9/2019 Beyond the Post-Sovereign State? The Past, Present and Future of Constitutional Pluralism by Mike Wilkinson

10/2019 Legal Malingering: A Vortex of Uncertainty by Jill Peay

11/2019 Constitutionalism and Mobility: Expulsion and Escape Among Partial Constitutional Orders by Jacco Bomhoff

12/2019 The Euro Area in Crisis, 2008-18 by Christos Hadjiemmanuil

13/2019 A ‘Culture of Justification’? Police Interpretation and Application of the Human Rights Act 1998 by Richard Martin 

2019 Winter Issue

14/2019 From Coercion to Cooperation: Settlement within EU Competition Law by NIamh Dunne

15/2019 Dispensing with Indispensability by Niamh Dunne

16/2019 Crime and Punishment in the US: Political systems and Technology Regime Change by Nicola Lacey and David Soskice

17/2019 Cloud Crypto Land by Edmund Schuster

18/2019 Justice at Work by Hugh Collins

19/2019 In Search of the Constitution by Martin Loughlin

20/2019 Sowing a 'Culture of Conviction': What Shall Domestic Criminal Justice Systems Reap from Coercive Human Rights? by Mattia Pinto

21/2019 Introduction: The 'What' and 'Why' of Constitutional Dialogue by Geoffrey Sigalet, Grégoire Webber, and Rosalind Dixon


2018 Spring Issue

01/2018 Norms, normativity and the legitimacy of justice institutions: International perspectives by Jonathan Jackson

02/2018 The British Constitution: Thoughts on the cause of the present discontents by Martin Loughlin

03/2018 Improving access to patented medicines: Are human rights getting in the way? by Siva Thambisetty

04/2018 Dummy asset tracing by Tatiana Cutts 

05/2018 Authoritarian liberalism: The conjuncture behind the crisis by Michael Wilkinson

06/2018 Back to The Bremen (1972): Forum selection and worldmaking by Jacco Bomhoff 

07/2018 Law and political economy by Michael Wilkinson and Hjalte Lokdam

08/2018 The authority of universal jurisdiction by Devika Hovell 

2018 Summer Issue

09/2018 Beyond History and Boundaries: Rethinking the Past in the Present of International Economic Law by Rafael Lima Sakr

10/2018 Criminal Law and Republican Liberty: Philip Pettit’s Account by Jeremy Horder

11/2018 Contours and Conflicts in Tax Design: Principles and International Practice by Parthasarathi Shome

12/2018 Independent Fiscal Institutions in Comparative Constitutional Perspective by Cal Viney and Thomas Poole

13/2018 On Trust: The UN as Fiduciary (A Reply to Rosa Freedman) by Devika Hovell

14/2018 Regulatory Technology: Replacing Law with Computer Code by Eva Micheler and Anna Whaley

15/2018 The Foundations of Anglo-American Corporate Fiduciary Law  by David Kershaw

2018 Winter Issue

16/2018 Past, present, and justice in the exercise of judicial responsibility by Grégoire Webber 

17/2018 Introduction: Securing human rights through legislation by Grégoire Webber and Paul Yowell 

18/2018 Authoritarian liberalism as authoritarian constitutionalism by Michael A Wilkinson 

19/2018 Justifying the culture of justification by Kai Möller

20/2018 Odious debt, adverse creditors, and the democratic ideal by Margot E Salomon and Robert Howse

21/2018 Ministers’ business appointments and criminal misconduct by Jeremy Horder

22/2018 Fundamental law by Martin Loughlin 


2017 Spring Issue

01/2017  Regulating "platform power" by Orla Lynskey

02/2017  Non-Citizens as subjects of the criminal law by Emmanuel Melissaris

03/2017  Price regulation in the social market economy by Niamh Dunne

04/2017  The Internet and the global reach of EU law by Christopher Kuner

05/2017  Brexit, the EU and Its investment banker: Rethinking "equivalence" for the EU capital market by Niamh Moloney 

2017 Summer Issue

06/2017  Perspectives on liberalisation by Niamh Dunne

07/2017  Stewardship and collateral by Joanna Benjamin

08/2017  Democracy as the legitimating condition in the UK constitution by Jo Eric Khushal Murkens

09/2017  The non-frustration rule and the mandatory bid rule: Cornerstones of European takeover law? by Mathias Habersack

10/2017  On solidarity by Emmanuel Melissaris

11/2017  Dworkin's theory of rights in the age of proportionality by Kai Möller

12/2017  Springwell-watch: New Insights into the nature of contractual estoppel by Jo Braithwaite

13/2017  Repo and derivatives portfolios between insolvency law and regulation by Philipp Paech

14/2017  Ritual male circumcision and parental authority by Kai Möller

15/2017  Digital regulation: Designing a supranational legal framework for the platform economy by Michèle Finck

16/2017  The governance of blockchain financial networks by Philipp Paech 

2017 Winter Issue

17/2017 Public law and the autonomy of the political: A material critique by Michael Wilkinson

18/2017 The political constitution revisited by Martin Loughlin

19/2017 Immanence and irreconcilability: On the character of public law as political jurisprudence by Jacco Bomhoff

20/2017 Women, crime and character in twentieth century law and literature: in search of the modern Moll Flanders by Nicola Lacey

21/2017 The strange death of prerogative in England by Thomas Poole

22/2017 Locke on the federative by Thomas Poole

23/2017 Prying open the black box of causality: A causal mediation analysis test of procedural justice policing by Krisztián Pósch 


2016 Winter issue

14/2016 The blunders of Brexit: Economics, sovereignty, and the constitution by Jo Eric Khushal Murkens

15/2016 Glasnost in the Security Council: The value of transparency by Devika Hovell [published as 'Glasnost in the Security Council: The Value of Transparency' in Larissa Van den Herik, Research Handbook on UN Sanctions and International Law (2017) and (2016) 2(6) Kutafin University Law Review 68]

16/2016 Troubling judgment: The Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project by Julie McCandless, Máiréad Enright and Aoife O’Donoghue

17/2016 A very successful action? Historical wrongs at common law by Thomas Poole and Sangeeta Shah

18/2016 The law of emergency and reason of state by Thomas Poole

19/2016 Hostile takeovers and the non-frustration rule: Time for a re-evaluation by David Kershaw

20/2016 The material constitution by Marco Goldoni and Michael A. Wilkinson

21/2016 The constitution and foreign affairs by Thomas Poole

23/2016 Conceptualizing the EU in traditional legal research: How to deal with differentiated integration after Pringle? by Niels Skovmand Rasmussen

24/2016 Losing our religion? Public law and Brexit by Thomas Poole


2016 Summer issue

10/2016 Proportionality and absolute rights by Grégoire Webber

11/2016 Collaborating in a meritocracy and post-crisis reform by Sarah Paterson

12/2016 Beyond proportionality: Thinking comparatively about constitutional review and punitiveness by Jacco Bomhoff 

13/2016 Does legitimacy necessarily tame power? Some ethical issues in translating procedural justice principles into justice policy by Mike Hough, Ben Bradford, Jonathan Jackson & Paul Quinton


2016 Spring issue

01/2016 Corporate Governance and Bank Failures by Daniel Ferreira, David Kershaw, Tom Kirchmaier and Edmund-Philipp Schuster  

02/2016 Due process in the United Nations by Devika Hovell

03/2016 Gamblers and gentlefolk: Money, law and status in Trollope’s England by Nicola Lacey

04/2016 The transnationalisation of Law: Rethinking law through transnational environmental regulation by Veerle Heyvaert

05/2016 The reconstitution of postwar Europe: Lineages of authoritarian liberalism by Michael Wilkinson

06/2016 U.S. constitutional law, proportionality, and the global model by Kai Möller

07/2016 Article 101 TFEU and market integration by Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

08/2016 EU competition law in the regulated network industries by Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

09/2016 Beyond the "more economics-based approach": A legal perspective on Article 102 TFEU case law by Pablo Ibáñez Colomo


 2015 Winter issue

17/2015 The state of freedom in Europe by Conor Gearty

18/2015 Disgorgement: From property to contract by Nicholas W. Sage

19/2015 Copyright licensing and the EU Digital Single Market Strategy by Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

20/2015 Capital markets union by Philipp Paech

21/2015 The liquidity dilemma and the repo market by Paolo Saguato

22/2015 Restrictions on innovation in EU competition law by Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

23/2015 Enabling and constraining police power by Ben Bradford & Jonathan Jackson

24/2015 Right thinking people: A feminist judgment by Marian Duggan & Julie McCandless

25/2015 The internal and external constraints of data protection on competition law in the EU by Francisco Costa-Cabral & Orla Lynskey


2015 Summer issue

11/2015 Conscience in the datasphere by Stephen Humphreys

12/2105 Posthumous "punishment": What may be done about criminal wrongs after the wrongdoer's death? by Emmanuel Melissaris

13/2015 The architecture of a "social market economy" by Floris de Witte

14/2015 Legal perspectives on client clearing by Jo Braithwaite

15/2015 Post Danmark II, or the quest for administrability and coherence in Article 102 TFEU by Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

16/2016 Constitutional reason of state by Thomas Poole


2015 Spring issue 

01/2015 Sentencing mentally disordered offenders: Conflicting objectives, perilous decisions and cognitive insights by Jill Peay

02/2015 Of austerity, human rights and international institutions by Margot Salomon

03/2015 The Court of Justice of the EU judgment on data protection and internet search engines by Christopher Kuner

04/2015 On the dual motivational force of legitimate authority by Jonathan Jackson

05/2015 Corporate law and self-regulation by David Kershaw

06/2015 Bank resolution financing in the banking union by Christos Hadjiemmanuil

07/2015 Textualisation as mode of persuasion for patent law and what it means for legitimacy by Sivaramjani Thambisetty

08/2015  Imprisonment and political inequality by Peter Ramsay

09/2015  The value of insolvency safe harbours by Philipp Paech

10/2015 The codetermination bargains: The history of German corporate and labour law by Ewan McGaughey


2014 Winter issue

21/2014 Debating rape myths by Helen Reece

22/2014 Good faith and fair dealing as an underenforced legal norm by Paul MacMahon

23/2014 Why national constitutional courts should not embrace EU fundamental rights by Jan Komarek

24/2014 Learning from regulatory disasters by Julia Black

25/2014 Volcker Rule, ring-Fencing or separation of bank activities: Comparison of structural reform acts around the world by Matthias Lehmann

26/2014 Economic messianism and constitutional power in a "German Europe": All courts are equal, but some courts are more equal than others  by Michael A. Wilkinson

27/2014 Rethinking the role of the law of corporate distress in the twenty-first century by Sarah Paterson

28/2014 The global model of constitutional rights: A response to Afonso da Silva, Harel, and Porat by Kai Möller

29/2014 Intel and Article 102 TFEU case law: Making sense of a perpetual controversy by Pablo Ibáñez Colomo


2014 Summer issue

12/2014 Governing "as if": Global subsidies regulation and the benchmark problem by Andrew Lang

13/2014 Proportionality and the rule of law: Rights, justification, reasoning: introduction by Grant Huscroft, Bradley W. Miller, and Grégoire Webber

14/2014 Close-out netting, insolvency law and conflict-of-laws by Phillip Paech

15/2014 Civil liability of rating agencies: An insipid sprout from Brussels by Matthias Lehmann

16/2014 Comparing serious violent crime in the US and England and Wales: Why It matters, and how it can be done by Zelia Gallo, Nicola Lacey, and David Soskice

17/2014 Multilayered international parliamentarism: The case of EU-Brazil relations by Davor Jancic

18/2014 The impact of the “Ruggie Framework” and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights on transnational human rights litigation by Astrid Sanders

19/2014 The community infrastructure levy: Confining discretionary activity at local level? by Tola Amodu

20/2014 Behavioural economics and labour law by Ewan McGaughey


2014 Spring issue

01/2014   Bureaucratic 'criminal' law: Too much of a bad thing? by Jeremy Horder

02/2014   Novartis v Union of India and the person skilled in the art: A missed opportunity by Sivaramjani Thambisetty

03/2014   Intermediated securities and legal certainty by Eva Micheler

04/2014   The constitution of the conflict of laws by Jacco Bomhoff

05/2014   Determinants of corporate governance codes by Carsten Gerner-Beuerle

06/2014   The costs of separation: Friction between company and insolvency law in the Single Market by Carsten Gerner-Beuerle and Edmund Schuster

07/2014   Imprisoning the mentally disordered: A manifest injustice? by Jill Peay  

08/2014   Politicising Europe's justice deficit: Some preliminaries by Michael Wilkinson

09/2014   Theorising international environmental law by Stephen Humphreys and Yoriko Otomo  

10/2014   The struggle for legal reform after communism by Jan Komárek

11/2014   Law after Lehmans by Jo Braithwaite  


01-2013  Reason of state: Whose reason? Which reason? by Thomas Poole  

02-2013  Domestic judicial non-compliance in the European Union: A political economic approach by Arthur Dyevre  

03-2013  The European Union Act 2011: A failed statute by Jo Murkens 

04-2013  The global model of constitutional rights: Introduction by Kai Moller 

05-2013  The rule in Foss v Harbottle is dead; Long live the rule in Foss v Harbottle by David Kershaw  

06-2013  The evolution of sufficiency in common law by Sivaramjani Thambisetty  

07-2013  Faking democracy with prisoners' voting rights by Peter Ramsey  

08-2013  Property in brands by Dev Gangjee  

09-2013  Regulating low risks: Innovative strategies and implementation by Robert Baldwin, Julia Black and Gerard O'Leary  

10-2013  European restatements of sovereignty by Damian Chalmers  

11-2013  Why are the truly disadvantaged American? by Nicola Lacey and David Soskice  

12-2013  The concept of legitimacy and international law by Chris Thomas  

13-2013  The law on abuses of dominance and the system of judicial remedies by Pablo Ibanez Colomo 

14-2013  The ends of the Museum by Tatiana Flessas  

15-2013  Financial responsibility in the European International Investment Policy by Jan Kleinheisterkamp  

16-2013  On the loss of rights by Gregoire Webber 

17-2013  Proportionality and rights inflation by Kai Moller  

18-2013  The learning needs of the patent system by Sivaramjani Thambisetty

19-2013  Brokering Europe Euro-Lawyers and the making of a transnational polity by Antoine Vauchez  

20-2013  Why patent law doesn't do innovation policy by Sivaramjani Thambisetty

21-2013  Special resolution regimes for banking institutions: Objectives and limitations by Christos Hadjiemmanuil 

22-2013  Balancing constitutional rights: Introduction by Jacco Bomhoff 

23-2013  Towards a critique of the vulnerable subject: Pashukanis and public protection by Peter Ramsay

24-2013  Seeing, lnowing, and regulating financial Markets: Moving the cognitive framework from the economic to the social by Julia Black  


01-2012   PACE (The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984): Past, present, and future by Michael Zander

02-2012  Fitness to plead and core competencies: Problems and possibilities by Jill Peay

03-2012  Limits to globalisation: Some implications for taxation, tax policy, and the developing world by Ian Roxan

04-2012  Does law have a place in the modern university? Or every great university needs a legal studies programme by Roderick A. Macdonald

05-2012  The new scholarship: Celebrating the 'I' in ideas by Robert Baldwin

06-2012  Dewey's 'Democracy without Politics': on the failures of liberalism and the frustrations of experimentalism by Michael Wilkinson

07-2012   On the (in)compatibility of human rights discourse and private law by Hugh Collins

08-2012   Reasoning with previous decisions: Beyond the doctrine of precedent by Jan Komárek

09-2012   How to know the truth: Accommodating religious belief in the law of libel by Alastair Mullis and Andrew Scott

10-2012   Four human rights myths by Susan Marks

11-2012  Market needs as paradigm: Breaking up the thinking on EU securities law by Philipp Paech

12-2012   Patent litigation in the UK by Christian Helmers and Luke McDonagh

13-2012   Trolls at the High Court? by Christian Helmers and Luke McDonagh

14-2012   Between law and markets: Is there a role for culture and ethics in financial regulation by Dan Awrey, William Blair, and David Kershaw

15-2012   Calling regulators to account: Challenges, capacities and prospects' by Julia Black


01-2011   Legal reasoning and bills of rights by Grégoire C. N. Webber 

02-2011   Private law and the public sector's central counterparty prescription for the derivatives markets by Joanne P. Braithwaite

03-2011   Is the Board Neutrality Rule trivial? Amnesia About corporate law in European takeover regulation by Carsten Gerner-Beuerle, David Kershaw, and Matteo Solinas

04-2011   Judicial lawmaking and precedent in Supreme Courts by Jan Komárek

05-2011  Between freedom and law: Hannah Arendt on the promise of modern revolution and the burden of "the tradition"by Michael A. Wilkinson

06-2011  The path of fiduciary law by David Kershaw

07-2011   The next 10 year ECT Investment Arbitration: A vision for the future: From a European law perspective by Jan Kleinheisterkamp

08-2011   Counterclaims in investor-state arbitration by Yaraslau Kryvoi


01-2010   A.L. Goodhart by William Goodhart, QC

02-2010   Arbitration in three dimensions by Jan Paulsson

03-2010   Escaping Hobbes: Liberty and security for our democratic (not anti-terrorist) age by Conor Gearty

05-2010   Judicial review at the margins: Law, power, and prerogative by Thomas Poole

07-2010   Should agency workers be treated differently? by Ewan McGaughey

09-2010   Prior notification in privacy cases: A reply to Professor Phillipson by Andrew Scott

10-2010   Confronting confrontation by Mike Redmayne

11-2010   Two directives, two politics? Prospects for the EU ETS by Andrés Jonathan Drew

12-2010   Managing the financial crisis: The constitutional dimension by Julia Black

13-2010  The right to life between absolute and proportional protection by Kai Möller

14-2010   Seizing truths: Art, politics, law by Igor Stramignoni

15-2010  Why should it matter that others have more? Poverty, inequality and the potential of international human rights law by Margot Salomon

16-2010   Proportionality in perspective by Thomas Poole

17-2010   The rise, fall and fate of principles based regulation by Julia Black

18-2010   Restructuring global and EU financial regulation: Capacities, coordination and learning by Julia Black

19-2010  The concepts and methods of reasoning of the new public law: Legitimacy by Carol Harlow

20-2010   Reframing libel: Taking (all) rights seriously and where it leads by Alastair Mullis and Andrew Scott

21-2010   Labouring in the public interest by David Mangan
22-2010  After Copenhagen: The impossibility of carbon trading by David Campbell, Matthias Klaes and Christopher Bignell

23-2010   The future of communications regulation after Ofcom's Pay-TV consultation by Pablo Ibáñez Colomo


01-2009   The devil's account: Men, morals, and constitutional goods by Thomas Poole

02-2009   Inclusivity and the constitution of the family by Clare Chambers

03-2009   Transitional problems in Brudner's inclusive conception of liberalism by John Charvet

04-2009   Fairness, consensus, and the justification of the ideal liberal constitution by Philip Andrew Cook

05-2009  In defence of the common law constitution: Unwritten rights as fundamental law by T.R.S. Allan

06-2009   Hybrid norms in international law by Veerle Heyvaert

07-2009  Increasing returns in the patent system : Institutional sources and consequences for law by Sivaramjani Thambisetty

08-2009  The impact of the Human Rights Act on the House of Lords by Sangeeta Shah and Thomas Poole

09-2009   The evolution of competition law and policy in the United Kingdom by Andrew Scott

10-2009   Global administrative law and the constitutional ambition by Nico Krisch

11-2009  Lord Wright and innovative traditionalism by Neil Duxbury

12-2009   The case for pluralism in postnational law by Nico Krisch

13-2009  Flash flood or slow burn?: Celebrities, photographers and protection from harassment by Andrew Scott   

14-2009  Legitimacy and the competition for regulatory share by Julia Black

15-2009  Legal regimes and regimes of knowledge: Governing global services trade by Andrew T.F. Lang

16-2009   British jobs for British workers? UK industrial action and free movement of services in EU law by Claire Kilpatrick

17-2009  Pluralism in global risk regulation: The dispute over GMOs and trade by Nico Krisch

18-2009  Psychologising Jekyll, demonising Hyde: The strange case of criminal responsibility by Nicola Lacey

19-2009   What is an original constitution? by Grégoire Webber

20-2009   Why Is it wrong to breach an ASBO? by Peter Ramsay

21-2009  Employment contracts for teachers as professional employees by David Mangan

22-2009  The impact of internationally mandatory laws on the enforceability of arbitration agreements by Jan Kleinheisterkamp


01-2008   The theory of vulnerable autonomy and the legitimacy of the civil preventative order by Peter Ramsay

02-2008   Constructing and contesting legitimacy and accountability in polycentric regulatory regimes by Julia Black 

03-2008   Regulation lite: The rise of emissions trading by Robert Baldwin

04-2008   Should states have the right to punish municipal offences committed abroad? by Alejandro Chehtman

05-2008  Life after work: Privacy and dismissal by Virginia Mantouvalou

06-2008   Legal transplants in patent law: Why utility is the new industrial applicability by Sivaramjani Thambisetty

07-2008   The EU Chemicals Policy: Towards inclusive governance? by Veerle Heyvaert

08-2008   Managing the intersection of utilities regulation and EC competition law by Giorgio Monti

09-2008  Between the devil and the deep blue sea: Administrative law in an age of rights by Thomas Poole

10-2008   The new substantive test in the EC merger regulation: Bridging the gap between economics and law? by Giorgio Monti  

11-2008  Provisional measures under Article 5.7 of the WTO's Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: Some criticisms of the jurisprudence so far by Andrew Lang

12-2008  Sulh: A crucial part of Islamic arbitration by Aseel Al-Ramahi

13-2008  Forms and paradoxes of principles based regulation by Julia Black

14-2008   Constitutional exceptionalism and the common law by Thomas Poole

15-2008   Comparative constitutional law in the courts: Reflections on the originalists' objections by Jo Eric Khushal Murkens

16-2008   Legal cosmopolitanism and the normative contribution of the right to development by Margot Salomon

17-2008   Copyright infringement, “Free-riding” and the lifeworld' by Anne Barron

18-2008   Out of the 'witches' cauldron'?: Reinterpreting the context and re-assessing the significance of the Hart-Fuller debate by Nicola Lacey

19-2008   Politics, ethics & the law, legal practice and scholarship by Walter van Gerven

20-2008  The United Kingdom's immunity from seizure legislation by Anna O'Connell


01-2007   "One market, one law, one money?" Unintended consequences of EMU, enlargement, and eurocentricity by Giandomenico Majone

02-2007   A Bill of Rights: do we need one or do we already have one? by Francesca Klug

03-2007   Breaking promises to keep them: Immigration and the boundaries of distributive justice by Hans Lindahl

04-2007  Patents as credence goods by Sivaramjani Thambisetty

05-2007   From Moll Flanders to Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Women, autonomy and criminal responsibility in eighteenth and nineteenth century England by Nicola Lacey

06-2007   Utility and rights in common law reasoning : Rebalancing private law through constitutionalization by Hugh Collins

07-2007   Courts and conditions of uncertainty in "Times of Crisis" by Thomas Poole

08-2007  Is there a human right not to be a trade union member? Labour rights under the European Convention on Human Rights by Virginia Mantouvalou

09-2007   International economic governance and human rights accountability by Margot E. Salomon

10-2007   The repatriation debate and the discourse of the commons by Tatiana Flessas

11-2007   The open architecture of European human rights law by Nico Krisch

12-2007   The reformation of English administrative law by Thomas Poole

13-2007   Democratic politics in a globalising world: Supranationalism and legitimacy in the European Union by Anand Menon and Stephen Weatherill

14-2007   Law through practice: London and Liverpool commodity markets c.1820-1975 by Ross Cranston

15-2007   Really responsive regulation by Robert Baldwin and Julia Black  

16-2007   Involuntary creditors and the case for accounting-based distribution regulation by David Kershaw

17-2007   The basic norm: An unsolved murder mystery by Neil Duxbury

18-2007   Limitations on religion in a liberal democratic polity: Christianity and Islam in the public order of the European Union' by Ronan McCrea

19-2007   Who is the new European refugee? by Nadine El-Enany

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