About UNSW Law Journal

The UNSW Law Journal is one of Australia’s leading academic legal journals, and one of the few to be produced entirely by a voluntary student board. It is the flagship publication of the UNSW Law School and one of the most widely cited legal reviews in Australia. The Journal publishes four issues annually. Each issue contains a General component, made up of articles on a broad range of topics, and a Thematic component, which focusses and brings together a range of perspectives on a single subject.

The Journal is renowned for its noteworthy and topical content aimed at contributing to contemporary legal debate. The Journal is a refereed publication, committed to publishing articles that are relevant not only to academics, but also to legal and business professionals. It is widely cited in academic texts, other scholarly journals, Hansard, parliamentary committee reports, government reports and in the news media. It is also regularly cited in court judgments, including those of the High Court of Australia.

The Journal has a diverse and influential readership. It is distributed among Justices of the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW. Subscribers also include government departments, non-government organisations, law firms and universities worldwide. In addition, the Journal can be accessed through leading online legal services HeinOnline, AustLII, RMIT Informit and WilsonWeb.

The success of the Journal is a credit to the contributions made by the successive generations of student members of the Editorial Board, the Faculty Advisers, UNSW Law, the Journal's sponsors, and its contributors, all of whom have helped shape and guide the UNSW Law Journal since its inception.

To learn more about the development of the Journal, please see our History page or read about the structure of our Publications.