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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.

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.

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

Forthcoming issues

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

Read the volume 44(1) March 2022 advance issue (pdf, 3.1MB).

Volume 44(2) June 2022

  • The Creeping Cruelty of Australian Crimmigration Law (pdf, 1.36MB)
    Mary E Crock and Kate Bones
  • Constituent Power and the Commonwealth Constitution
    George Duke and Carlo Dellora
  • A Conceptual Framework: What the Forgotten History of Victorian Torrens Legislation Tells Us about Priority Disputes involving Paramount Interests
    Lisa Spagnolo
  • Unfair Dismissal in Franchise Networks: A Regulatory Blind Spot?
    Tess Hardy and Caroline Kelly
  • Palmer v Western Australia: A Critique of the High Court’s Approach to Constitutional Review of Executive Exercises of Power
    Tom Manousaridis
  • Palmer v Western Australia: Pandemic Border Closures and Section 92 of the Australian Constitution
    Anuki Suraweera

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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