About the Review
The Melbourne University Law Review is one of Australia's leading generalist law journals. Submissions to the Review are subject to independent, anonymous peer review prior to acceptance for publication. The Review is published three times a year and is managed by an Editorial Board comprising students of the Melbourne Law School at The University of Melbourne.
The Annual Lecture is part of an ongoing effort by the Review to increase its engagement with the legal community.
The Review has always enjoyed strong support from academia and the legal profession. Recently, members of the Review have expressed a keen interest in improving the Review's engagement with, and contribution to, community legal work and social justice issues. In response to this interest, the Review established a Community Program in 2013.
The Review gratefully acknowledges the combined support of our sponsors.
The Review welcomes submissions on all areas of law. Academics, legal practitioners and law students within Australia and overseas are encouraged to submit.
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Prize for Early Career Authors
In order to promote diversity and inclusivity in legal academic scholarship, from volume 45, the Melbourne University Law Review (‘Review’) will establish a prize of $3,000 for early career authors who identify as female or any gender identity other than cisgender male, Indigenous, culturally diverse, or linguistically diverse.
One article per volume of the Review will be awarded the prize.
To be eligible for the prize, applicants must be:
- Within the first five (5) years of their academic career or professional employment, or enrolled in a PhD in law at an Australian university at the time of application; and
- Identify as female or any gender identity other than cisgender male and/or Indigenous, culturally diverse, or linguistically diverse.
The eligibility criteria will be determined through the submissions form, allowing authors to indicate their interest in having their paper considered for the prize and to identify the basis of their eligibility.
The assessment process will be as follows:
- Eligible authors of all accepted articles who have indicated their interest in having their paper considered for the prize will be automatically considered;
- Following the acceptance of all articles for the volume, articles will be assessed by the Editors and the Faculty Advisers who will together decide the article to be awarded the prize;
- Where that article is co-authored by at least one author who fulfils the criteria outlined above, the prize money will be awarded only to the author(s) who fulfils the criteria;
- The decision of the Editors and Faculty Advisers is final, and the Editors reserve the right not to award the prize.
Any questions about eligibility should be directed to the Editors at
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The fourth edition of the AGLC is the product of collaboration between the Melbourne University Law Review and the Melbourne Journal of International Law.
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