Welcome to the third issue of the Queen’s University Belfast Student Law Journal. This year the journal entered its second year of publication and has grown even stronger due to the excellent team on the student committee this year and the hard work shown from the students in the work they have submitted. This edition like the first edition showcases the work only from the undergraduate population of the Queen’s University Law school, compared to the second edition which showcased the work of undergraduate law students from all over the United Kingdom and the island of Ireland.
This edition, is published with the knowledge of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd 2016, and the effects of this vote are starting to be understood across Great Britain, the island of Ireland and the world. It must be said that this is an exciting and interesting time to be studying law, and the changes from this vote will touch many aspects of law which will affect how we as law students study and understand the law.
The submissions we received for this edition were excellent, and it was incredibly difficult deciding which pieces to publish, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who submitted work. Without your hard work and determination, we would not have the quality of articles which we have decided to publish. However, I must state that I was not surprised by the quality, because here at Queen’s we are exceptional.
Thank you and I hope you enjoying reading this edition of the Queen’s University Belfast Student Law Journal.