It brings us great pleasure to introduce the 7th 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 Editors, Kenneth and Anna, and their team of Associate Editors. 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.