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 a 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 School of Law is known internationally for its critical and inter-disciplinary approach to law and social justice and is recognised as a centre for legal research. Our research is cutting-edge, socially relevant and draws on a wide range of socio-legal, theoretical and doctrinal approaches. In the last REF (Research Excellence Framework), the School was ranked 21st nationally for research intensity and 15th for world-leading impact, recognising the significant contribution our research makes to legal thinking and some of the most pressing challenges facing society today.
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 both research-led and also reflective and critical of how the legal system works in practice. The School's special programmes, including an 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 founded in 1949, dedicated to a broad curriculum and inter-disciplinary study. Keele was created to be different.
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, and will not change.
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.
The University houses a Science Park with numerous computing and mathematics related companies and an award-winning Conference Centre.