New Zealand Law Journal

The New Zealand Law Journal (NZLJ) is the only journal in New Zealand that carries in-depth articles on the whole range of legal issues published in a timely and up-to-date manner. NZLJ reports developments in the law and law-related affairs quickly, accurately and in depth. Regular sections by expert editors provide short commentary on the most recent developments in litigation, criminal practice and in transactional matters.

General Information
Publication categoryJournal subscription
Formats availableOnline & Print
Key contentArticles, Case Reviews, Commentary
Ideal forLegal practitioners, academics and students in New Zealand
Editorial BoardDr Brenda Midson, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato

How to subscribe
Visit or call 0800 800 986 for more information.

How to contribute
The NZLJ is a peer-edited journal. Selected articles may also be refereed by a third party at the Editor’s discretion. We require exclusive submission as articles are published within a relatively short time-frame. We will consider a New Zealand-oriented and shortened version of an academic article accepted elsewhere (with the permission of the other journal).

Authors are welcome to contact the Editor at any time to discuss potential submissions.

Submission Guidelines

Emailed submissions are preferred and should be sent as a Word document to

Submitted articles should:

• Comply with the New Zealand Law Style Guide;
• Include all references in the body of the text (not in footnotes);
• Use no more than two levels of headings; and
• Be no longer than 5,500 words without prior agreement from the Editor (shorter pieces are welcome).

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