Modern Law Review (1937-)

Scope and Content

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.

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.


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).

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Modern Law Review.

Other Finding Aids

Online database; printed handlist.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Becky Webster, August 2007.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Appraisal 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.

Custodial History

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

Related Material

Papers of Lord Chorley (CHORLEY)

Corporate Names