The University of Queensland Law Journal is one of Australia’s premier law periodicals. Established in 1948, it is arguably the oldest university law journal in Australia.

The Journal's Editorial Committee comprises of an international panel of academics to ensure the Journal's high quality is maintained. Editorial control rests with an academic editor of the School of Law at The University of Queensland.

The Journal is published twice a year, with a general edition appearing in July and a thematic edition in December.

The Journal publishes articles on all areas of law, in addition to casenotes, book reviews and legal comments. The Journal has also, on occasion, produced symposium editions dedicated to a particular aspect of law. Past symposium editions of the Journal have focused on the Mabo decision and the republican movement of the late 20th Century.


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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Any electronic versions of manuscripts (such as working papers on SSRN) have been removed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should not ordinarily exceed 12,000 words (excluding footnotes) - although exceptions may be made in appropriate cases - and must be an unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions should be typed, double spaced and on A4-sized paper. Contributors must supply a copy of their manuscript in Microsoft Word format. Style and referencing of submissions should conform to the current edition of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, available electronically here.

An abstract of not more than 120 words should be entered with your submission.

Submission Timeline

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. There is no specific deadline for submission.

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Copyright of articles published in the University of Queensland Law Journal is vested jointly in the Journal and the contributor.

Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), no part may be reproduced without written permission. However, authors may upload their own published work to online and university repositories, or republish their own work as part of a research thesis, without prior approval from the editors provided due acknowledgment is given to the UQLJ.  

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