Law Review

Course code LAWS5016
Not available in 2017


This course develops knowledge and skills in the processes of writing, editing, publication and marketing for legal publishing. Through work on the School's journal, The Newcastle Law Review, students are exposed to the publication process and gain practical experience in all stages of legal publishing, including research, writing and practical tasks.


Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Promote and further develop skills in legal writing

2. Promote and further develop skills in legal research

3. Promote and further develop skills regarding information technology applicable to law


The course will comprise both student research and writing and practical tasks.

  1. Supervised Research and Writing

Writing: supervised writing of a casenote and a book review, with the potential for their actual publication in The Newcastle Law Review.

  1. Practical Tasks


  1. telephone attendances and correspondence with contributors.
  2. facilitating the referee process
  3. copy editing


  1. formatting and layout
  2. deadline enforcement


  1. maintenance of client databases
  2. publicity
  3. distribution


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.

Assumed Knowledge

LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005

Assessment Items

Practical Demonstration: Practical Tasks

Written Assignment: Case Note

Written Assignment: Book Review

Contact Hours