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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 General Editors and then peer reviewed.
  • Peer review is anonymous, although referees may be revealed to authors with the referee's approval.
  • Preferred length for articles is between 8,000 and 12,000 words.
  • Book reviews and shorter commentaries on recent legislation, judicial decisions and reports are welcomed.
  • Submissions must not have been concurrently submitted to, or published in, any other journal or law review.

Student Submissions

  • While we do on occasion publish articles written by students, please note that the work must be of high quality to be considered, with a standard of A to A+.
  • See here for assistance on how to turn a student research essay into a scholarly article.

Book Reviews

  • We are often provided with new books by publishers for book reviews. If you are interested in reviewing new books please contact the General Editor 
    Julia Tolmie.
  • Send books for review to:
    General Editor NZULR
    Faculty of Law
    University of Auckland
    Private Bag 92019
    Auckland 1142
    New Zealand

How to Submit Your Article

  • Submissions for articles are welcomed. The file format should be Microsoft Word sent by email.
  • Please refer to the New Zealand Law Style Guide for guidance.
  • Articles should include a brief synopsis.

General Editorship for 2020–2021 lies with the University of Auckland Faculty of Law.
Please send submissions or make enquiries to Julia Tolmie:
Faculty of Law
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


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