About the Westminster Law Review

The Westminster Law Review is an interdisciplinary law journal run by an unincorporated association of university students and alumni. Its aim is to provide a publishing platform for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, early career researchers (up to 5 years after PhD) and trainees in legal practice, empowering them to contribute to the legal research environment.

The Review publishes two issues per year, in November and May, in addition to ad-hoc special issues. The Editorial Board invites submissions of scholarly articles, legal commentary and book reviews. These will go through a blind peer review process by the academic editors, who are PhD students.

The Westminster Law Review was co-founded in 2011 by Westminster Law School students Saad Minhas, Shamima Chowdhury, Sherif Elgebeily and Pravin Jeyaraj.

Editorial Board

Pravin Jeyaraj, Editor-in-Chief
Pravin Jeyaraj completed his PhD in a sociolegal approach to waste policy at the University of Westminster. He has previously worked in property law, corporate social responsibility and as a journalist and has an MA in Journalism from the University of Westminster, a Graduate Diploma in Law from Brunel University and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from City University London. He became Editor-in-Chief in 2015, having served in the role of academic editor since 2011.

Shamima Chowdhury, Executive Director
Shamima Chowdhury has recently graduated with a 2:1 in an LLB Law from the University of Westminster. She has completed numerous work experience and internships with major law firms, including Pinsent Masons LLP and 29 Bedford Row Chambers. She is continuing in the role of Executive Director for a second year as an alumni.

Elaine Maguire O'Connor, Academic Editor
Elaine Maguire O'Connor is a Doctoral Researcher at Queen Mary University focused on Intellectual Property Law and the fashion industry. She is a lecturer, writer and consultant and founder of the popular fashion law blog Wigs And Gowns. She holds an LLM in Commercial Law from Trinity College Dublin and an LLM in Entertainment Law from University Westminster. Elaine's other research interests include law and the creative arts.

Serhat Yilmaz, Academic Editor
Serhat Yilmaz graduated from lstanbul University in Turkey with a law degree prior to moving to the UK. He pursued LLM International Law at SOAS (University of London). He obtained his Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and completed Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law (London). Serhat is currently a doctoral research at University of Westminster, London and the member of the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture. His research project is focusing on the creation of a better regulatory framework for the sport agents, particularly in football, within the European Union.

Sen Seman Dervish, Academic Editor
Sen Semah Dervish is a Doctoral Researcher in European Union Law at the University of Westminster, focusing on the Union’s political and judicial approach to the case of Cyprus and discovering how the European Union can build a bridge over troubled waters. Prior to this, she graduated from L’Université de Nanterre, Paris 10, with a Diploma in French Law and also obtained an LL.B from the University of Westminster. Afterwards, she was awarded an LL.M in European Union Law with Distinction from the University of Westminster. She is highly involved in the politics of Northern Cyprus and has a close bond with several high profile Turkish Cypriot politicians.

Hassan Chowdhury, Website Developer and Maintenance
Hassan Chowdhury is a graduate in Computer Science at Goldsmiths College, University of London.


Sherif Elgebeily, (Editor-in-Chief 2012-2015)
Research Officer and Visiting Lecturer, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

Professor Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
Director of the Westminster Law and Theory Labs, University of Westminster

Professor Lisa Webley
Professor of Empirical Legal Studies, University of Westminster


Saad Minhas, Joanna Econompoulos, Florina Pop, Fran Arguinarena, Anna Vye, Marloes Spreeuw, Victoria Brooks.


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