UNSW Law Journal Student Series

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Published: 24 May 2023

The UNSW Law Journal is delighted to announce that our Student Series will now be accepting submissions from UNSW students, in addition to direct recommendations from lecturers and supervisors from the Faculty of Law. 

Publication in the Series is a mark of academic achievement and is an opportunity for you to make a contribution to wider legal scholarship. The Series is published online on the Australasian Legal Scholarship Library hosted by AustLII. 

What is the UNSWLJ Student Series? 

The UNSWLJ Student Series is an initiative that launched in 2013. It is led by the UNSW Law Journal in conjunction with the Faculty of Law & Justice and aims to provide an outlet for publishing substantial pieces of research completed by UNSW Law students. 

As the Series is published online, the UNSW Law Journal will be able to remove the work of students who later wish to explore the possibility of having their work published in a peer reviewed journal.  

Please note that publication policies differ from journal to journal, and some will not accept papers that have previously been published online. We encourage you to discuss your options with your supervisor or lecturer before submitting your work to the Series.

What is the process for inclusion? 

If you have completed a research paper or thesis that is at least 5,000 words not including footnotes, which received a mark of 85 or above, and wish to submit your paper to the Student Series, complete this form  and upload a Recommendation Form completed by your lecturer or supervisor. Work will only be considered for inclusion in the Student Series if an accompanying Recommendation Form is attached. The deadline for nominating work completed in Term 1 2023 for inclusion is Thursday 8 June 2023.

Inclusion in the Student Series is ultimately contingent upon your lecturer or supervisor’s discretionary recommendation. 

What is the process after recommendation? 

Once we have received your supervisor or lecturer's recommended for publication, you will be given an opportunity to engage with the feedback you have received on your paper. If your paper is recommended subject to conditional review, engagement with your lecturer or supervisor’s feedback will be compulsory. Students will also be required to format their paper for AGLC 4 compliance before the paper is uploaded to AustLII. 

Submit your paper

If you have any further questions regarding the submission process or the Student Series, email [email protected] with "UNSWLJ Student Series" in the subject line. 

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