Faculty journals

View the Faculty of Law’s two major research publications, and research papers by individual scholars, distinguished fellows, students and alumni.

Research publications

The Victoria University Faculty of Law has two major research publications, the VUW Law Review and the New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law.

The VUW Law Review

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Founded in 1953 by Professor Robert McGechan, the VUWLR is the oldest university law review in New Zealand.

It has a proud history of publishing significant legal articles not only relevant to New Zealand and the Pacific region, but internationally. It is distributed to 250 law schools in Australasia, the UK and North America.

It produces four issues a year - 800 pages of quality research from the Faculty, its distinguished visitors and students, international scholars and colleagues from elsewhere in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law

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The NZJPIL is a fully refereed journal published by the New Zealand for Public Law at Victoria University's Faculty of Law.

It was established in 2003 as a forum for public and international legal scholarship.

It is available in hard copy and full text versions are available on the following databases: Hein Online, Westlaw and Informit.

Victoria University of Wellington legal research papers

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Papers is an abstracting e-journal that contains scholarly papers published or to be published by the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington.

Research papers of individual scholars

The issues of Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Papers that collect the work of individual members of the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington.

Research papers of distinguished fellows

The Faculty of Law collects and republishes the scholarly work of its distinguished fellows.  This work progressively appears in the issues of the Victoria University of Wellington Research Papers.

Research papers of students and alumni

The Faculty of Law publishes a selection of Honours and postgraduate papers from Victoria University of Wellington students and alumni through a series of thematic and general issues. This work progressively appears as a sub series of legal research papers from the Victoria University of Wellington Research Papers.