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Sydney Law Review

We publish one of Australia’s most eminent academic law journals

Since 1953, the Sydney Law Review has been devoted to publishing exceptional, timely articles that make an innovative contribution to legal scholarship and are of interest to a wide audience.

Sydney Law Review

ISSN 0082–0512 (PRINT)
ISSN 1444–9528 (ONLINE)

The Sydney Law Review features original peer-reviewed articles, as well as review essays and book reviews commissioned by the Editorial Board.

Students enrolled in the Sydney Law Review unit of study have the opportunity to publish case notes or law reform comments in the journal.

The Sydney Law Review publishes four issues per year (March, June, September and December) and accepts submissions on a rolling basis (there are no submission deadlines). Archives dating back to 1953 are available on the AustLII website.

Upcoming issue: Volume 43(3) September 2021 

Online advance access versions of content published here are subject to change prior to publication of the full issue.

  • Parliaments, Proportionality and Facts 
    Gabrielle Appleby and Anne Carter
  • Taking Seriously the Free Exercise of Religion under the Australian Constitution
    Benjamin B Saunders and Dan Meagher
  • Misfeasance in Public Office: Raw Statistics from the Australian Front Line
    Kit Barker and Katelyn Lamont
  • Paid Period Leave for Australian Women: A Prerogative Not a Pain
    Gabrielle Golding and Tom Hvala

  • Mabo and the Valuation Vibe: Substantive Equality in the Timber Creek Compensation Case
    Thomas Dews
  • The Legal Profession in the Digital Age
    Salvatore Caserta
  • Futures of Antitrust
    Tim Rogan

Before the High Court

The Sydney Law Review's Before the High Court column provides a forum for some of Australia's leading academics to comment on cases awaiting hearing by the High Court of Australia.

View our Before the High Court Author Guide (pdf, 54KB) for further information before submitting a proposal for the Editorial Board’s consideration by email to the Sydney Law Review.

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