Courses & Units

Law Review LAW325



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). Students will develop advanced editing and legal writing skills, the concept of publishable quality and will be introduced to legal publishing and editing. They will also through communicating with authors and managing the editorial board of the journal, develop management and teamwork skills.


Unit name Law Review
Unit code LAW325
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law

Dr Peter Lawrence

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate whether legal articles are of publishable quality in terms of quality of writing, contribution to scholarship, originality, structure and coherence of argument
  2. Work collaboratively with the other student editors and the editorial board in ensuring the journal maintains the highest professional standards.
  3. Communicate effectively with authors and reviewers in a professional and courteous manner and meet tight publication deadlines.
  4. Communicate to an academic audience to a high level, demonstrating logical argument, good structure, expression and referencing.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090909 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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Teaching Pattern


Task 1: Book review, 1000 words (25%)

Task 2: Case note or law reform essay, 3000 words (50%)

Task 3: Editing and administration of folio for UTLR or JLIS (25%)

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