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
Teaching staff

Dr P Lawrence (UTLR) and Dr B 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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2015: $1,283.00 2015: $1,486.00 090909

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  • Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226,  LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.


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.


UTLR : Book review (25%); Case note or law reform essay (50%); Editing and administration of UTLR (25%).

JLIS : Book review (15%); Case note or law reform essay (50%); Editing and administration of JLIS (35%).

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