Australian Law Journal, The (ALJ)
About the Journal
As one of the oldest and most cited legal journals in Australia, The Australian Law Journal (ISSN: 0004-9611) is the pre-eminent legal journal covering a spectrum of all the important current and historical legal issues. First published in 1927, each monthly Part contains the “Current Issues”, “Conveyancing and Property”, and “Recent Cases” Sections, along with a number of other informative and interesting Sections, as well as two or three articles written by leading legal practitioners, academics, and prominent members of the judiciary.
Justice François Kunc of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Assistant General Editors
Angelina Gomez, Lawyer, Perth
Emily Vale, Solicitor, Sydney
Ruth Higgins, Barrister, Sydney
Dr Nuncio D’Angelo, Solicitor, Sydney
• Administrative Law – Justice Melissa Perry
• Admiralty & Maritime – Dr Damien Cremean
• Book Reviews – Angelina Gomez
• Class Actions – Justice Michael B Lee
• Competition & Consumer Law – John Kettle
• Constitutional Law – Professor Anne Twomey
• Conveyancing & Property – Robert Angyal SC and Professor Brendan Edgeworth
• Corporations & Securities – Associate Professor Jason Harris
• Crime & Evidence – Justice Phillip Priest
• Current Issues – Justice François Kunc
• Environmental Law – Justice Rachel Pepper
• Equity & Trusts – Justice Mark Leeming
• Family Law – Dr Richard Ingleby
• From the Law Schools – Professor Michael Coper AO
• Human Rights – Professor Simon Rice
• International Focus – Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz
• The Legal Observer – Michael Pelly
• Personalia – Emily Vale
• Statutory Interpretation – Justice John Basten
• Technology and the Law – Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses and Anna Collyer
State and Territory Editors: Around the Nation
• Australian Capital Territory – Justice David Mossop
• Northern Territory – The Hon Dean Mildren RFD
• Queensland – John McKenna QC
• South Australia – Justice Kevin Nicholson
• Tasmania – Justice Stephen Estcourt
• Victoria – Justice Clyde Croft
• Western Australia – Justice Kenneth Martin
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http://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/australian-legal-journals-index-online/productdetail/85643 (Australian Legal Journals Index)
https://clarivate.com/products/web-of-science/ (Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index)
The Australian Legal Journals Index is an online legal database prepared by the Lionel Murphy Library of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. It is produced by Thomson Reuters and is available via subscription.
The ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) is an online database formerly produced by Thomson Reuters and now maintained by Clarivate Analytics. It is part of the Web of Science Core Collection and is available via subscription.
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The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Security for Costs in Unfunded Federal Class Actions: Back to the Future” – Vince Morabito and Naomi Hatcher; and “The Unresolved Problem of Expert Evidence” – Thomas Kearney. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Statutory Interpretation; The Legal Observer; Personalia; Family Law; and Recent Cases.
Featuring an obituary penned by the Hon Reg Barrett, the Australian Law Journal has joined the legal profession in paying tribute to Professor Bob Baxt AO, one of the Journal’s most longstanding section editors and contributors, following the news of his passing on 11 March 2018.
Thomson Reuters was saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Bob Baxt AO on 11 March 2018. “Professor Baxt was renowned for his longstanding commitment and contribution to business law in Australia,” the Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Legal ANZ, Jackie Rhodes said. “He was one of our leading authors and will be greatly missed by all.”
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Creation of the Federal Court: A Reflection” – Hon Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS; “Characterisation: Its place in Contractual Analysis and Related Enquiries” – James Allsop; “Gender Equality among Barristers before the High Court” – Daniel Reynolds and George Williams. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Around the Nation: Victoria; Environmental Law; Equity and Trusts; Family Law; Recent Cases; Books Received and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Paciocco in the High Court: Penalties and Late Payment Fees” – J G H Stumbles; and “Australian Rules: A Survey of the High Court of Australia on Construction Law 1965-2016” – Professor John Sharkey AM. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Letters to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Personalia: Commonwealth, New South Wales and Queensland; Admiralty and Maritime; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles from the joint ALJ and AAL national Conference on “The Future of Australian Legal Education”: “Why Lawyers Need a Broad Social Education” – Prof Martha C Nussbaum; and “Regulating Admissions: Are We There Yet?” – Emeritus Prof Sandford D Clark. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Statutory Interpretation; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Conscience, Fair-Dealing and Commerce: Parliaments and the Courts” – Chief Justice James Allsop AO; and “The Decline and Fall of Australia’s Law Reform Institutions – And the Prospects of Revival” – Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Victoria; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Subrogation to the Trustee’s Personal Right of Indemnity” – Ahmed Terzic; “Family Provision Applications: A Critique” – Anthony Gray; “Family Provision Law in New South Wales: Celebrating its Centenary” – Tihana Mandic. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Crime and Evidence; Family Law; The Legal Observer (“Playing Politics with the Politicians”); Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Crime Commissions and Compulsory Examinations: Whither the Right to Silence?” – Hon T F Bathurst AC and Sarah Schwartz; “Ramifications of the Recognition of a Common Fund in Australian Class Actions: An Early Appraisal” – Michael Legg; “The Case Against a National Court of Appeal” – Shawn Rajanayagam. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; The Legal Observer; Personalia; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Corporations and Securities; From the Law Schools; Admiralty and Maritime; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.
The Future of Australian Legal Education conference was successfully co-hosted by The Australian Law Journal and the Australian Academy of Law, on 11-13 August at the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney. Professor Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School, presented the keynote speech to open a weekend of lively discussion and debate on themes influencing the future of lawyers and law schools in Australia, including: “What every lawyer should know”; “Digital technology and its impact on teaching, learning and legal practice”; “New skills and essential knowledge for lawyers”; and “Making connections: law interacting across disciplines and international borders”.