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UWA Law Review



The University of Western Australia Law Review (UWA Law Review) is Australia's oldest University Law Journal, first published in 1948.

It provides a forum for the airing of articles on topics of current national and international legal significance. Each alternate issue addresses a theme of contemporary moment. These thematic issues alternate with a general issue. The general issue comprises articles of general legal interest and provides a forum for publications with a Western Australian focus.

The UWA Law Review is included in the Australasian Legal Scholarship Library which is one of the largest collections of legal scholarship on the web.

All articles in the Library are also included in the LawCite international citatory. Articles may be searched for by journal (citation), author, or article name.

The UWA Law Review is edited by a Student Editorial Board under the supervision of a senior member of the Academic Staff and benefits from the advice of a distinguished Editorial Advisory Board.

Authors and Authors responsibilities

  • No fees or charges are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing.
  • All authors must have significantly contributed to the research.
  • All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  • Authors should list their references and indicate if any financial support has been received in relation to their articles.
  • It is forbidden to publish the same research in more than one journal.

Peer-review process

  • All of the content of the UWA Law Review is subjected to peer-review.
  • Peer-review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field.
  • Judgments of reviewers should be objective.
  • Reviewers should have no conflict of interest.
  • Reviewers will point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.
  • Reviewed articles will be treated confidentially.

Publication ethics

  • We will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
  • In no case will the UWA Law Review or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
  • In the event that the UWA Law Review or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately.
  • The UWA Law Review will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Copyright and Access

  • Copyright remains with the authors. Requests for licensing, should be addressed to them.
  • Since 2015 the UWA Law Review is available online and is gratis to readers.


Previous issues of the UWA Law Review are available on this website and on Austlii.

Ownership and management

The UWA Law Review is published by The University of Western Australia.

Publishing schedule

In 2015 the UWA Law Review became a digital only publication. It is published at least twice annually with a thematic issue, alternating with a general issue.

Submit an article

Articles for review can be submitted online.

University of Western Australia Law Review

ISSN: 0042-0328
Publisher: University of Western Australia *Law School
Country: Australia
Start Year: 1948
Refereed: Yes