Faculty of Law


For further information on Law School publications, to subscribe to an ongoing journal, or to purchase single copies, please contact our Faculty Publications Officer on: Law.Publications@utas.edu.au.

Journal of Law, Information and Science (JLIS)

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The Journal of Law, Information and Science (JLIS) is an international peer reviewed journal dedicated to novel technology law. The current academic host of JLIS is the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania.

Originally published in 1981 JLIS was one of the first journals to provide a forum for the consideration of problems generated in the legal sphere by computers and information systems. Over the years it has expanded its remit to technology and science law generally.

The journal publishes twice yearly. Examples of topics include articles on law and artificial intelligence/ expert systems; computer law, intellectual property law issues, privacy concerns, computer crime, electronic commerce, use of technology in legal practice, technological developments in legal education, etc. 

The editorial board would invite any articles, book reviews, conference papers etc. on these areas or anything else that may be relevant to law, information and science to be submitted for possible publication. The Journal publishes articles with an international focus. All articles are double blind peer reviewed.

JLIS is proud to host an eminent international Editorial Board. The Chairman of the Editorial Board is Hon M D Kirby AC CMG, who has held the role since 1981. View the full list of board members.

For more information about the Journal, to subscribe, and to access back editions, visit the JLIS website.

University of Tasmania Law Review


Since its first issue in 1958, the University of Tasmania Law Review has published a diverse range of law-related articles from Australia and around the world dealing with topics such as legal history, current legal issues and future directions of the law.

Orders can be made by contacting the publications officer, more information about cost and subscription is available through University of Tasmania Law Review.

Tasmania Law Reform Institute

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The Institute was established in 2001 by agreement between the State Government, the University of Tasmania and the Law Society. The functions of the Institute include the review of laws with a view to:

  • the modernisation of the law;
  • the elimination of defects in the law;
  • the simplification of the law;
  • the consolidation of any laws;
  • the repeal of laws that are obsolete or unnecessary; and
  • uniformity between laws of other States and the Commonwealth.

Read the Institute's publications.

Other Law Faculty Publications

Other Law School publications are available to purchase by contacting the Faculty Publications Officer: Law.Publications@utas.edu.au. This includes a range of occasional papers, the 2015 Criminal Law Text and Cases and books including: Andrew Inglis Clark by FM Neasy & LJ Neasy (AUD $30 + GST in Australia and $35 overseas).

Andrew Inglis Clark (1848-1907) was a remarkable Tasmanian. A lawyer, Attorney-General, judge and a 'father of federation', he was also a reformist politician and radical thinker. He read and travelled widely, and corresponded with prominent figures of like mind both within and beyond Australia. Clark produced the first draft of the Australian Constitution, in which he melded elements of the British and United States systems of government. Upon his framework our Constitution was made. Yet his considerable contribution to our federal system of government has largely been overlooked.

Clark was perhaps the only founder of federation whose biography remained to be written. This book remedies that lacuna at a most appropriate time, in the centenary year of the federation of Australia.

Faculty Report

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