Australian Journal of Asian Law

Australian Journal of Asian Law ( is the leading peer-edited journal of analysis, commentary and primary material on the laws, legal systems and legal cultures of Asia. It is a joint initiative of the members of the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne and the Law Faculty of the Australian National University, with support and advice from Australian and international colleagues, and sponsored by the Asian Law Centre and the Australian National University. The journal provides a common forum for ideas and informed debate on current legal issues from a wide range of expert legal scholars and practitioners whose work focuses on Asia.

Australian Journal of Asian Law welcomes contributions from scholars and professionals worldwide. We publish multi-disciplinary, historical and contemporary research and fieldwork in English, including first English translations. Articles may be framed as practical or theoretical contributions to the field. All contributions are peer-reviewed.

Contributions should be submitted to the editors ( as an email attachment, using Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format. Standard articles or translations should be 8,000 to 12,000 words, depending on the subject matter; book reviews should be 1,000 to 3,000 words. Intending authors should adopt the style used in this journal. A style guide is available from the editors on request.

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