Southern Cross University Law Review

The Southern Cross University Law Review is a refereed journal and an eligible output under ERA. It aims to encourage progressive thinking within the field of law by publishing scholarship from a variety of critical perspectives and research methodologies.

The School of Law and Justice published the first volume in September 1997. It is an annual publication, but special volumes are sometimes published outside of this cycle.

Dr Jennifer Nielsen is the Review's Managing Editor.

All volumes of the SCULR are available on the Australian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) website.

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The SCU Law Review welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from academics, postgraduate scholars, lawyers, and judges on topical articles, book reviews, comments and case notes. All articles must abide by the SCU Law Review editorial policy.

Calls for papers are generally opened in October of the year preceding publication, and close at the end of the following March.

Further information

Managing Editor - Dr Jennifer Nielsen
Southern Cross Law Review
PO Box 157
LISMORE NSW 2480

E: lawreview@scu.edu.au

Ph: +61 6620 3109

Fax: +61 6622 4167

Editorial policy

Refereeing

The SCU Law Review is a peer-reviewed journal. All papers published in the journal have been reviewed by at least two anonymous referees. Referees are external to the School of Law and Justice.

Material is accepted for consideration on the basis that it is previously unpublished and has not been submitted elsewhere.

The Law Review reserves the right to publish abstracts of all articles accepted for publication online prior to the printed edition. Following publication of the printed edition, full text articles are also published online.

Editorial policy

The Southern Cross University Law Review encourages progressive thinking within the field of law by publishing scholarship from a variety of critical perspectives and research methodologies.

The SCU Law Review particularly welcomes work that:

  • develops theory and research in law;
  • applies theoretical and research findings from law and other disciplines to legal subject matter; and
  • case comments that highlight a current problem or obstacle, or a new issue encountered in the field that has not yet received much scholarly consideration.

The opinions expressed in this journal do not necessarily reflect those of the Southern Cross University Law Review editors or Southern Cross University.

Submissions

The Southern Cross University Law Review invites the submission of articles, case comments, praxis notes and book reviews for submission by academics, postgraduate scholars, lawyers, and judges.

We also encourage law related submissions from academics, researchers, and specialists from other disciplines. Submissions from undergraduate and Honours students of an exceptionally high standard may be considered.

Submissions for each volume close at the end of March each year. Late submissions may be accepted - please contact the Managing Editor at lawreview@scu.edu.au. Note: Submissions are accepted only on the basis that full text website publication is permitted. Contact the Managing Editor if you require more information.

Submission guidelines

Material is accepted for consideration on the basis that it is previously unpublished and has not been submitted elsewhere. The suggested lengths for submissions are:

  • Articles: 4,000 - 7,000 words
  • Case comments and book reviews: 1,500 - 2,000 words
  • Book reviews: 500 - 1,500 words.

Articles should contain an abstract of no more than 100 words. Material should be submitted to the attention of the Managing Editor electronically in a Word-compatible format (.docx or .doc format preferred). Email lawreview@scu.edu.au

Submitted material should be accompanied with a cover sheet containing the author's name, address and contact details. The author's name should not appear elsewhere on the manuscript.

Copyright of articles is retained by the contributors.

The SCU Law Review has adopted the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGCL) (3rd edition). All references and citations in submissions must be in accordance with the AGCL.

Subscribe to the SCU Law Review

The Southern Cross University Law Review is published annually by the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University. Special editions of the law review may be published and will be included in the annual subscription fee.

  • The annual subscription rate is A$25.00 domestic; A$30.00 international; plus A$3.00 postage and handling.
  • Some back issues are available for A$15 domestic; A$12.00 student; A$20 international.
  • Corporate/Organisation subscribers: invoices are included with shipment and are payable upon receipt.
  • All other subscribers: prepayment is required.
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  • Cancellations: subscriptions are renewed automatically unless the Southern Cross University Law Review is notified of cancellation.
  • The SCU Law Review will enter into exchange programs with other law review publications. Please contact the editor for more information.

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Southern Cross University
School of Law and Justice
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Lismore NSW 2480

Contacts

P: +61 2 6620 3109

E: lawreview@scu.edu.au