The Keele Law Review is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed, general law journal, published by the School of Law, Keele University.
The KLR is committed to high-quality research and free access to knowledge.
The KLR applies an open-access policy, to enhance academic inclusion, diversity and accessibility. This policy reflects the Law School’s emphasis on building an inclusive legal community.
On top of applying double-blind peer-review process, the KLR also has a Student Editorial Team that includes a selective group of current Keele law students.
The KLR was founded in 2020 by Prof Yossi Nehushtan, as a forum for critical legal commentary that also gives students a valuable learning opportunity.
The Law School has a distinctive profile in UK legal education. We are known internationally for our critical and inter-disciplinary approach to law and social justice. Our research is cutting-edge, socially relevant and draws on a wide range of socio-legal, theoretical and doctrinal approaches.
The Law School hosts five research clusters, all representing particular areas of strength: Social Justice and Human Rights; International and European Law; Ethics, Health and Social Care; Gender, Sexuality and the Law; and Legal Education Innovation and Practice.
Teaching at the Law School is research-led and critical of how the legal system works in practice. The School's special programmes, including a pioneering and award-winning Community Legal Outreach programme, reflect the School's progressive ethos and long-standing commitment to social justice and social inclusion.
Keele University was born from a pioneering vision, one of a different kind of University. Established in 1949 by Lord Lindsay, the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, the University’s founding aim was to produce graduates who not only had the technical and specialist knowledge to move society forward, but who understood the social and political landscape that drove this need. Keele University is therefore dedicated to a broad curriculum and inter-disciplinary study.
Our original mission to “making a difference in society by providing innovative, high-quality education for students from all backgrounds and by undertaking world-leading research that transforms understanding and brings benefit to society, communities and individuals”, has not change.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, 80% of our research was deemed world-leading or internationally excellent, reflecting the University's reputation as a leading research institution.
Keele University occupies a 620-acre rural campus close to the village of Keele and comprises extensive woodlands, small lakes and Keele Hall in the historic Staffordshire Potteries heartland.