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About the Adelaide Law Review

Established in 1960, the Adelaide Law Review (ALR) is one of the oldest and most prestigious law reviews in Australia. Throughout its fifty year history, the ALR has published the research of the foremost national and international legal scholars. Submissions to the ALR receive independent, anonymous peer review prior to acceptance. Moreover, since 2009, the ALR has undertaken structural changes to improve upon its quality.

The ALR is published twice a year and is managed by an Editorial Board comprising the Editors in Chief and the Book Review Editor who are faculty members of the Adelaide Law School and student editors selected on the basis of academic excellence in the Adelaide Law School. Each year, two outstanding Student Editors are invited to become Senior Student Editors for the following year. Senior Student Editors act as mentors for new Student Editors and to participate in more advanced editorial work. Senior Student Editorship is an important mark of academic distinction.

The ALR publishes articles, case notes, book reviews, review essays, and comment pieces on all areas of law. The ALR also regularly publishes special issues devoted to particular aspects of law. In 2009-2010, such special issues included law and religion, the 150th anniversary of the Torrens Title system, and the 125th anniversary of the Adelaide Law School.

Submissions are accepted at any time throughout the year.

Editors in Chief
Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs
Associate Professor Judith Bannister

Publications Officer (for all subscription matters)
Panita Hirunboot


University of Adelaide Press
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University of Adelaide Press
Barr Smith Library
The University of Adelaide 
South Australia 5005

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Phone: +61 8 8313 4064 
Fax: +61 8 8313 4369


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