Australian Journal of Asian Law

Australian Journal of Asian Law

Edited by Richard Cullen, M B Hooker, Tim Lindsey, Veronica Taylor and Amanda Whiting


The Australian Journal of Asian Law is a forum for debate for scholars and professionals concerned with the laws and legal cultures of Asia. It publishes two issues every year and aims for recognition as a leading medium for scholarly and professional discourse in a region characterised by rapid growth and social change.

The Australian Journal of Asian Law 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.

From foundation to Volume 12 was published in hard copy by The Federation Press. From edition 13(1), the journal will no longer be available in hardcopy. Instead, the Australian Journal of Asian Law will be freely available in electronic form via the SSRN website. This important change will enhance the quality, availability and accessibility of the journal.

Accessing the Journal
From 2012, back issue print and electronic copies of the journal (volumes 1 to 12) will be available for sale from The Federation Press, from this website. Note: Electronic access is currently being provided under licence by third parties. Services include:

  • EBSCO Host databases (vol 1 - current)
  • Informit eLibrary (vol 3 - current)
  • Informit Plus Text (vols 1-8)
  • ProQuest

Access to the Australian Journal of Asian Law from volume 13 onwards is free. To subscribe:

  • Access the SSRN webpage
  • Click on "subscribe to this e-journal"
  • Follow the instructions provided by SSRN
  • You will need to register as a member of SSRN in order to be able to subscribe to the e-journal. There is no charge for this.

Contact the Journal
Correspondence and contributions should be sent to:
The Editors (C/-Ms Helen Pausacker)
The Australian Journal of Asian Law
Asian Law Centre
Melbourne Law School
The University of Melbourne VIC 3010
Telephone: +61 3 8344 6847
Fax: + 61 3 8344 4546


Published 9 March 2010
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 14430738
Australian RRP $154.00
International Price $160.00