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Submission of Articles

The New Zealand Universities Law Review publishes articles on a wide variety of subjects, although preference is given to articles on New Zealand law, general principles of common law, and international law.

Editorial Policy

  • Unsolicited articles are assessed by the editors and then double-blind peer reviewed (although referees may be revealed to authors with the referee's approval).
  • The usual length for articles is between 8,000 and 13,000 words. Research foci that necessitates a slightly longer article may be accepted at the discretion of the editors. Shorter academic articles analysing recent developments (for example cases, statutes, or reports) are welcomed, as are book reviews.
  • Submissions must not have been concurrently submitted to any other journal or published elsewhere.

How to Submit Your Article

  • Submission of articles is welcomed. Please submit articles as an email attachment in Word format to the General Editor, Professor Andrew Geddis, at
  • Authors submitting articles should provide:
    • An abstract of no more than 200 words;
    • An anonymised version of the article to be used in peer review;
    • A separate title page, with abstract, authorís name, affiliation and contact details included;
    • Confirmation in the email that the submission has not been concurrently submitted to any other journal or published elsewhere.
  • Style is in accordance with New Zealand Law Style Guide

Book Reviews

  • We are often provided with new books by publishers for book reviews. If you are interested in reviewing a specific book, please contact Professor Andrewn Geddis at
  • Publishers should send books for review to:
    NZULR c/o Professor Andrew Geddis
    Faculty of Law
    University of Otago
    PO Box 56
    Dunedin 0954
    New Zealand


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