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The publishes a regular working paper series on the Social Science Research Network.  The series focuses on the broad range of legal scholarship in all subject areas from members of the Faculty. The papers are published electronically and are available online or through email distribution.

Interested readers can browse the Working Paper Series at SSRN, or sign up to subscribe to the e-journal.

Recent Distributions

  • Legal Studies Research Paper Series Vol. 14, No. 1
    • David Erdos: The Court of Justice’s Data Protection Case Law Deepens: Exploring Digi on Purpose and Storage Limitation and Koalitsia on the Scope of the GDPR and DPA Powers Including Vis-à-Vis the Media (15/2022)
    • David Erdos: Towards Effective Supervisory Oversight? Analysing UK Regulatory Enforcement of Data Protection and Electronic Privacy Rights and the Government’s Statutory Reform Plans (16/2022)
    • Shona Stark & Raffael N Fasel: How (Not) to Break Up: Constituent Power and Alternative Pathways to Scottish Independence (1/2023)
    • Markus Gehring: EU Constitutional Aims and External Relations - Legal Consequences of Climate Provisions in EU Trade Accords (2/2022)
  • Legal Studies Research Paper Series Vol. 13, No. 3
    • Eilis Ferran: International Competitiveness and Financial Regulators’ Mandates: Coming Around Again (6/2022)
    • Matthew H. Kramer: Hoary Precedents (3/2022)
    • Matthew H. Kramer: Hate-Speech Bans are at Odds with the Central Principles of Liberalism (5/2022)
    • Sarah Nouwen: Tensions between the Pursuit of Criminal Accountability and Other International Policy Agendas in Situations of Armed Conflict (8/2022)
  • Legal Studies Research Paper Series Vol. 13, No. 2
    • Eilis Ferran: Shareholder Engagement and Custody Chains (1/2022)
    • Matthew H. Kramer: Puzzles And Disagreements: Responses to 'Legal Positivism in the Civil-Law Tradition' (2/2022)
    • Eyal Benvenisti: The Birth and Life of the Definition of Military Objectives (4/2022)
    • Sarah Nouwen: Exporting Peace? The EU Mediator’s Normative Backpack (7/2022)
    • David Erdos: The UK GDPR, Immigration Exception and Brexit: Interrogating Open Rights Group v Secretary of State for the Home Department and its Aftermath (9/2022)
  • Legal Studies Research Paper Series Vol. 13, No. 1
    • Matthew H. Kramer: Freedom of Expression as Self-Restraint (30/2021)
    • Catherine Barnard & Emilija Leinarte: Movement of Goods Under the TCA (31/2021)
    • Bobby V. Reddy: The SPACtacular Rise of the Special Purpose Acquisition Company: A Retail Investor’s Worst Nightmare (32/2021)
    • Brian R. Cheffins: History and Turning the Antitrust Page (33/2021)
  • Legal Studies Research Paper Series Vol. 12, No. 7
    • Steve A. Bank and Brian R. Cheffins: Corporate Law’s Critical Junctures (25/2021)
    • Sarah Nouwen and Wouter Werner: Gezina van der Molen (26/2021)
    • Catherine Barnard: Retained EU law in the UK Legal Orders: Continuity between the Old and the New (27/2021)
    • David Erdos: Assessing UK Data Protection Reform in Transnational Context: What New Direction? (28/2021)
    • Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan: The Role of Customary International Law in Intellectual Property Protection Beyond Borders (29/2021)


For general queries about the Working Paper Series, please contact Mr Daniel Bates in the first instance.  More information and guidance for Faculty members considering submitting to SSRN is available on the Faculty SSRN pages.