About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The University of South Australia Law Review aims to showcase UniSA law student work to the world in a modern and unique fashion, while engaging with both the profession and wider academic community.

All articles are written by UniSA law students on contemporary Australian legal issues, and reviewed by external referees.

For each article, a shorter 'response article' of 1000-2000 words follows that creates a 'dialogue' with the original article written by the students. These 'response articles' are written by outside academics and practitioners, and add to the student's article in various ways; whether by agreement, disagreement, or simply a new perspective.

It is the wish of this Journal that the scholarly works of students at UniSA are explored, celebrated, critiqued by the world at large in an easily accessible fashion. The authors and Editorial Board therefore wish to hear the thoughts of readers, and welcome the opportunity to discuss the claims made in these articles.

Peer Review Process

Articles are reviewed by 1-2 referees either within and without the University of South Australia on a blind basis - no identifying criteria are supplied to any referee.

Reviews generally take approximately two months - if you are interested in becoming a referee, please contact the editor-in-chief with the e-mail address supplied. 

Publication Frequency

The University of South Australia Law Review publishes annually.

Open Access Policy

The University of South Australia Law Review provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

It also promotes open access to content in an attempt to allow the student authors greater exposure to the academic research community.


University of South Australia Law Students Association (U.S.A.L.S.A.)

The University of South Australia Law Review would like to kindly thank the team at U.S.A.L.S.A. for their support and initiative for this journal.