Call for Submissions to the University of New South Wales Law Journal Issue 42(3)

2019 Thematic: ‘Conceptions of Ownership’

The UNSW Law Journal is currently welcoming submissions for Issue 42(3). The Issue will be solely thematic, with articles directed to the theme ‘Conceptions of Ownership’.

Given the historical and cultural backdrop of a wide variety of conceptions of ownership that are largely unacknowledged in modern western common law, and the potential implications for changes in ownership meanings and behaviours that the exigencies of the sharing economy foreshadow, this thematic seeks to address itself to the wide array of past, present and potential future meanings of ownership.

The submission deadline for the thematic Issue 42(3) is 1 March 2019. Publication of Issue 42(3) is set for late September 2019. Articles must be between 7000 and 13 000 words in length (excluding footnotes). The style guide for the Journal is the current edition of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, as supplemented by the latest edition of the Journal’s ‘Additions’.

If you are interested in, or have any queries about, submitting for Issue 42(3), please contact the Journal at

Issue 41(3) to launch on 27 September 2018

The University of New South Wales Law Journal is pleased to invite you to the launch of Issue 41(3) on 27 September 2018. The Issue is the only thematic Issue for the year, and features twelve articles on the theme of ‘Vulnerability and the Law’ along with a foreword by Professor Jonathan Herring.

We are delighted to be welcoming Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and Ms Rosemary Kayess, Visiting Fellow at UNSW Law, Interim-Director of UNSW’s Disability Innovation Institute, and Member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to deliver their thoughts on elements of the theme in a keynote panel discussion.

The twelve articles in the Issue address a range of topical legal issues. These include: social security law; workplace discrimination for employees with a disability; forced marriage; gendered hate speech; mental health law, policies and systems; police complaints mechanisms; immunity from criminal liability for police, corrections staff and other law enforcement officers; leave provisions for working women undergoing IVF treatment; legal protection for consumers who require additional decision-making support; Indigenous constitutional vulnerability; procedural fairness in the Australian ‘Fast Track’ refugee status determination regime; and reform of the Safe Haven Enterprise visa.

The launch will take place on 27 September 2018 at the offices of our premier sponsor King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61, Governor Philip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, from 6pm to 8pm.

To register your attendance, please RSVP by 12.00pm on 26 September 2018.