Faculty of Law

University of Tasmania Law Review

Content of the Journal

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.

Managed and edited by a student editorial board, the Review is a refereed journal and all articles are assessed through a formal peer-review process. The Review is proud of its streamlined editorial process, which ensures articles are as current as possible while maintaining the best standards of content and presentation.

The following articles have appeared in recent issues:

  •  'Intercolonial Free Trade: The Drafting History of Section 92 of the Australian Constitution' by Gonzalo Villalta Puig
  • Professional Mentoring Programs for Law Students' by Nicholas James
  • 'What Can Contract Lawyers Lean from Law and Economics' by Qi Zhou
  • 'Red Cross Oration: The Growing Impact of International Law on Australian Constitutional Values' by Michael Kirby
  • 'The Contribution of the International Criminal Court to Increasing Respect for International Humanitarian Law' by Tim McCormack
  • 'Enemies Foreign and Domestic': Thomas v Mowbray and the New Scope of the Defence Power' by Herman Pintos-Lopez and George Williams

The journal also regularly features casenotes and book reviews.

Past issues are available online on AustLII twelve months after publication: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UTasLawRw/ . 

Contributions to the Journal

We welcome the submission of articles, preferably between 4,000 and 10,000 words (inclusive of footnotes) and on topics of relevance to academics and the legal community. It is required that all articles be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 200 words in length. Contributors should note that the University of Tasmania Law Review has a particular focus on Australian, Asia-Pacific and international legal issues. Articles should contain useful headings. References must be footnoted in accordance with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (3rd ed, 2010). The Guide is available at http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/mulr/aglc.

All articles considered to be of the appropriate format and subject matter are refereed using a double-blind process. This process of refereeing takes approximately two month. Authors will be notified of the Editors' decision regarding publication and will be kept informed throughout the process.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in a format that may be edited (ie, no PDF files or read-only documents) to Law.Review@utas.edu.au.

Download the Submission and Publication Agreement University of Tasmania Law Review (PDF 25KB)

Submissions may be sent to:The Editors
University of Tasmania Law Review
Private Bag 89
Tasmania, Australia, 7001
E-mail: Law.Review@utas.edu.au

Information for Subscribers

The Law Review is published twice a year. The cost of the journal is $48.40 per issue for Australian buyers and $55 per issue for overseas buyers. The price is inclusive of GST and postage and handling. Subscriptions can be organised online, Subscribe Online or by contacting the Law School Publications Officer below.

Intending subscribers should contact:Publications Officer
Faculty of Law
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 89
Tasmania, Australia 7001.
Fax: (03) 6226 7623
Phone: (03) 6226 7552
e-mail: Law.Publications@utas.edu.au

Subscriptions within North or South America should be addressed to:William S Hein Co Inc
Hein Building
1285 Main Street
Buffalo New York, USA 14209.

Editorial Board


  • Aaron Moss
  • Shelby Llewellyn

 Editorial Board Members

  • Daryl Wong
  • George Holgate
  • Hannah Grey
  • Hannah Moore
  • Helen Smith
  • Jiayan Wang
  • Thomas Johnston
  • William Bartlett