Journals with Law and Society focus

Griffith Law Review – a review dedicated to the socio-legal, inter-disciplinary, critical and theoretical study of law.

Law in Context – a socio-legal journal published by Federation Press.

Australian Feminist Law Journal –  focuses upon scholarly research using critical feminist approaches to law and justice, broadly conceived.

Publication Prizes

Nominations for the 2018 prizes have now closed and submissions are being considered.

The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) will award three publication prizes each year. The prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding contribution to the field of law and society by an Australian or New Zealand scholar (whether by residence or birth) or whose work has a focus on these jurisdictions across three categories:

  1. For a published scholarly book/monograph
  2. For a published scholarly article or book chapter
  3. To an early career researcher (ECR) for work nominated for consideration under (1) or (2) above.

The work must be in the broad field of socio-legal scholarship. As a guide, this does not include works that are purely doctrinal. In assessing this criterion, the following indicative points may be taken into account:

  • Does it address the intersection of law and society?
  • Does it engage with socio-legal literature?
  • Does it focus upon both law and society

The publication must have been published in the 12 months preceding 30 June 2018. Note that if a person nominates a work that has been published online before 30 June 2018 (and the print publication occurs after 30 June), then that work is ineligible for submission in the following year as a print publication (i.e. you cannot submit the same work for consideration in different years).

The closing date for receipt of the nomination for all three prizes was 15 July 2018.

Past winners of the publication prizes

The inaugural awards were made at the LSAANZ Annual Conference in Dunedin on 8 December 2017. The winners for 2017 were:

For a published scholarly book/monograph and for the early career researcher: Carwyn Jones New Treaty, New Tradition: Reconciling New Zealand and Māori Law (Victoria University Press, 2016)

For a published scholarly article/book chapter: Robyn Holder (2016). Untangling the meanings of justice: a longitudinal mixed method studyJournal of Mixed Methods Research, 1–17.