plymouth law review
The Mayflower Compact

“The Mayflower Compact”
by Allyn Cox (1973-4)

The Mayflower Compact was signed by 41 passengers on board the Mayflower on 11 November 1620.  The document played an important role in the governance of the Plymouth Colony.  It was based on the principle of majority rule and provided for the enactment of just and equal laws for the general good of the settlement.



About the Plymouth Law Review

The Review is an annual online publication.  It provides a forum for the dissemination of work by academic staff and students in Plymouth Law School.  Each issue features

  • Articles by students who have graduated from the LLB (Hons) programme based on their final year dissertations where a first class mark was awarded.
  • Articles by Graduate Diploma of Law students who achieved a distinction in their project.
  • Articles by academic staff relating to their current research projects (see Centre for Law and Criminal Justice ) including papers delivered as part of the staff seminar programme.
  • Reports from current PhD students outlining their research theses and the aims of their research.
  • A report on the activities of the Student Law and Criminal Justice Society.
  • News and feature items on the launch of the Plymouth Innocence project, the South West Employment Rights Centre, and the future Legal Practice Course.
  • Annual Pilgrim Father's Lecture