LAW4809 - Law Review editorship 2 - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Unit guides



  • Full year 2017 (Day)


Only Student Editors of the "Monash University Law Review" have the opportunity to enrol in this unit. The Student Editors are responsible for working closely with the Faculty Advisors and student editorial committee to produce the "Monash University Law Review". Student Editors are responsible for managing the student editorial committee; soliciting and reviewing academic articles for the journal; editing and checking the citations on accepted articles; and managing the process of publication and distribution of the journal. Student editors enrol in this unit to obtain credit for the learning achieved in the work of producing two issues of the journal.


At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • manage the process of publishing an issue of a scholarly academic journal under the peer review process in academic publishing; edit academic articles; and man-age the practical aspects of timely, effective publication and distribution of the jour-nal. [TLO1]
  • recognise and reflect upon, and a developing ability to respond to, ethical issues that arise in the process of editing an academic journal including conflicts of interest and intellectual property issues. [TLO2]
  • Learn and work with autonomy, accountability and professionalism. [TLO2]
  • Reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development. [TLO2]
  • exercise professional judgment and justify their own conclusions in assessing the quality of academic writing. [TLO2]
  • Collaborate effectively with Faculty Advisors and the student editorial committee to manage the process of preparing two issues of the Monash University Law Review for publication [TLO5]
  • Communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive with submit-ting authors, reviewers, Faculty advisors and members of the student editorial committee. [TLO5]


The unit will be marked on an ungraded competency basis (satisfactory/unsatisfactory)

The awarding of satisfactory for this unit will consist of the Faculty Advisors' recommendation based on:

A spreadsheet documenting the tasks to be completed by the Student Editors in the process of receiving submitted articles, assessing them, communicating with authors, arranging checking by Editorial Board and managing the completion of readying articles for publication in the journal over the course of one semester. The spreadsheet should show the agreed allocation of responsibilities for tasks at the beginning of each semester. It should highlight the tasks actually undertaken by each Student Editor and the dates of completion. The spreadsheet should be signed by all editors.

Preparing and leading the training of the student editorial committee in relation to use of the "Australian Guide to Legal Citation" for editing articles accepted for publication under supervision of the Faculty Advisors who may check the training material and the outcomes of the work of the editorial committee.

Publication or substantial progress towards publication of two issues of the "Monash University Law Review". Evidence of "substantial progress" towards publication of one issue may include tasks completed as shown on the spreadsheet, communications with authors and reviewers, and edited copy of articles.

Workload requirements

Work-integrated learning 288 hours over the semester/year.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later:

LAW1111; LAW1114; LAW1112; LAW1113; LAW2101; LAW2102; LAW2112; LAW2111

For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later: LAW3111; LAW3112