The University of Tasmania Law Review (UTLR) is a double-blind peer reviewed academic journal, published by the University of Tasmania. The Journal covers a wide range of content with a focus on international and comparative law, but including articles with an Australian or Tasmanian focus.
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:
- 'The Worst of the State Constitutions: Why Aboriginal Constitutional Recognition Must Be Framed Against a Wider Reform of Tasmania’s Constitution Act' by Brendan Gogarty
- 'The Hague Child Abduction Convention’s Grave Risk of Harm Exception: Traversing the Tightrope and Maintaining Balance between Comity and the Best Interests of the Child' by Danielle Bozin
- 'The Applicability of Comity and Abuse of Rights in World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement' by Son Tan Nguyen
- Criminalising Emotional Abuse, Intimidation and Economic Abuse in the Context of Family Violence: The Tasmanian Experience by Marilyn McMahon and Paul McGorrery
- Can a Regional Insurance Mechanism Enhance Resilience to Slow Onset Impacts of Climate Change? by Joseph Wenta, Jeffrey McGee and Liam Phelan
The journal also regularly features case notes and book reviews.Past issues are available online on AustLII twelve months after publication.
This general edition contains three peer-reviewed articles. The first article in the issue, by William Bartlett, analyses the development of the implied freedom of political communication in Australia within the context of the recently decided case of Brown v The State of Tasmania. Second, Lachlan McDermott's article evaluates the distinction between rocks and islands under the law of the sea after the South China Sea Arbitration. In the third article, Kenny Yang argues that the Western model of mediation, as a form of alternative dispute resolution, must incorporate cultural values if it is to be successfully adopted in Asian states. Each makes an insightful and important contribution to their respective fields. Volume 36(1) also includes a paper by David Porter, an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, based on a speech he delivered this year concerning the layers of conflict that legal practitioners and law students endure and the resulting mental harm. Completing this issue are a case note and four book reviews written by law students studying at the University of Tasmania.
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 online.
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 months. Authors will be notified of the Editors' decision regarding publication and will be kept informed throughout the process. If an article contains subject matter that is of a time-sensitive nature, then the Editors may consider early publication of an article on the website. This involves fast-tracking the double-blind process.
Manuscripts must be submitted using the online form. All manuscripts must be in a format able to be edited (no PDF or read-only files). If there is more than one author for your manuscript, the lead author or author who will handle the correspondence with the Review should complete the online form. Please note in the ‘comments’ box if there are multiple authors. All co-authors must complete this form before the manuscript will be considered.
Authors are encouraged to submit articles now for volume 37. The first issue of volume 37 will be printed in Winter 2018.
For any questions regarding submissions or any other matters please contact us by email at Law.Review@utas.edu.au
The journal is published twice a year. The cost of the Journal is:
- $55.00 per issue for domestic subscribers, and
- $60.00 (AUD) for overseas subscribers (delivered economy airmail).
The prices are both inclusive of postage and handling and GST where applicable. Subscriptions can be organised by contacting the Law School Publications Officer below.
Intending subscribers should contact:
Faculty of Law
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 89
Tasmania, Australia 7001.
Fax: (03) 6226 7623
Phone: (03) 6226 7552
Readers can also purchase a one-off copy of a particular issue.
You may either send a cheque with your subscription notice, or we will
invoice you when you receive your first issue.
Subscriptions within North or South America should be addressed to:
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- Ryan North
- Sophie Hey
Editorial Board Members
- Bryanna Workman
- Callum Purcell
- Connie Beswick
- Darrell Choong
- Heidi White
- Manfred Ewikowski
- Meghan Scolyer
- Rose Mackie