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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.

Current issue: Volume 44(2) June 2022 (pdf, 1.33MB)

Corrigenda (pdf, 126KB) for Volume 38(1) March 2016 and Volume 44(1) March 2022 issues.

Forthcoming issues

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

Volume 44(3) September 2022

  • Government Purchasing and the Implementation of Modern Slavery Legislation
    Ingrid Landau and John Howe


  • Immigration Amnesties in Australia: Lessons for Law Reform from Past Campaigns
    Sara Dehm and Anthea Vogl


  • The Complexity of Corporate Law
    Stephen Bottomley


  • Choice of Law Rules in Australia for Resulting and Constructive Trusts
    Ying Khai Liew


  • LibertyWorks Inc v Commonwealth: The Implied Freedom of Political Communication and the Constitutionality of Australia’s Foreign Influence Legislation
    Rachael Li

  • Copyright, Creativity, Big Media and Cultural Value: Incorporating the Author
    Jane C Ginsburg
  • We, the Robots? Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law
    John Zerilli

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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