Courses & Units

Law Review LAW625



Numbers in this unit are limited, and competitive selection may be necessary.


This unit involves the development of advanced writing, editing and administrative skills in the production of a high quality peer reviewed Law Journal - the University of Tasmania Law Review (UTLR) or Journal of Information & Science (JLIS). Students will receive tuition in editing and advanced legal writing skills, the concept of publishable quality and will be introduced to legal publishing and editing. To be eligible for this unit students must be in the two final years of law study and be performing at a Hons 1st or 2nd Upper level in law studies to date. Students must have demonstrated writing skills, teamwork and an interest and/or experience in publishing.


Unit name Law Review
Unit code LAW625
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Coordinator Dr Peter Lawrence (UTLR) and Dr Brendan Gogarty (JLIS)
Teaching staff

Dr Peter Lawrence (UTLR) and Dr Brendan Gogarty (JLIS)

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $1,561.00 090909

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



(LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256 & LAW204) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW253, LAW204, LAW351 & LAW352) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204 & LAW205)


Teaching Pattern

The student editors will be required to meet periodically with the unit coordinator and to liaise with each other as required. Teamwork is essential.


Book review - 1000 words (25%); Case note or law reform essay - 3000 words (50%); Editing and administration of UTLR or JLIS (25%).

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