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It brings us great pleasure to introduce the 10th Edition of the Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal (‘OUULJ’). This volume features a carefully selected range of articles dealing with complex and fascinating issues.

As the first student-run law journal in the United Kingdom, this volume continues our tradition of providing a platform for undergraduate students from Oxford and around the UK to further engage with the study of law. Indeed, in many ways, the OUULJ is a reminder of the depth and richness of the study of law, even at an undergraduate level. While the focus is on areas within the scope of the Oxford BA in Jurisprudence course, the depth of analysis by our contributors and the issues they explore illustrate that our subject goes far beyond neatly bound textbooks and classes.

Naturally, this was no easy task. The OUULJ would not be possible without the dedication and efforts of our Editorial Board. Recognition must also go to our contributors who have put in painstaking efforts into their work and chosen to place their faith in us. We would also like to give our thanks to the Law Faculty for their support. 

10th Edition Full


Introduction to the Edition
Bruno Ligas-Rucinski​
Page 8

Foreword (Public Law)
The Rt. Hon. Lord Wilson of Culworth
Page 11

Foreword (Private Law)
The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
Page 16

Page 20

Public Law Articles

Regulating the Robot: A Toolkit for Public Sector Automated Decision-Making (Part A)
Benjamin Cartwright​
Page 23

Bias and Discrimination in Opaque Automated Individual Risk Assessment Systems (Part B)
Gianna Seglias
Page 53

Male Mothers: The Law's Struggle to Capture the Modern Family
Caragh Deery
Page 80

The Future of the Energy Charter Treaty in a post-Achmea Era
Sze Hian Ng
Page 111

‘Gentlemen at home, hoodlums elsewhere’: The Extraterritorial Application of the ECHR
Petra Stojnić
Page 137

R (Dolan) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: Legality in the Time of Coronavirus
John Yap & Nicholas U Jin
Page 171

Private Law Articles

The Public Interest in Private Law: Re-Calibrating the Law of Tort
Juana De Leon
Page 212

Overcoming the Law’s Marriage to the Past
Merit Flügler​
Page 239

Saviour Siblings, Commercial Organ Donation and Commercial Surrogacy: Finding the Right Balance
Bruno Ligas-Rucinski
Page 265

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