Student Law Review

UKZN Student Law Review

Call For Papers

The University of KwaZulu-Natal Student Law Review is a student-led and student-oriented initiative designed to provide a platform and an outlet for students to express their views on current legal issues. As such, the Law Review encourages students to think critically and engage meaningfully with current legal issues.

Law students are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 400 words of a paper that they intend to publish. The abstracts may include – but are not limited to – the following:

  • any aspect of legal theory and its application (both nationally and internationally);
  • recent developments in the law;
  • a critique of case law;
  • discussion of any interesting aspect of the law.

The Law Review accepts manuscripts of 3 types: Articles, Notes and Case notes.

  1. Articles provide a detailed, if not seminal, analysis of the topic under discussion and shall be no longer than 5000 words (approximately 15 pages).
  2. Notes are shorter, more focused pieces and shall not exceed 4000 words.
  3. Case notes critically analyse a particular case or compare and contrast two cases. A case note shall not exceed 3000 words.

The UKZN Student Law Review has adopted the South African Law Journal house style for its publications and the guide is available at and click on the SALJ Author’s Guide (.PDF Download) in the middle of the page.

The abstracts must be submitted by no later than 31 July 2013 to

SALJ Referencing Guide

The editors welcome the submission of manuscripts in English for consideration for publication,
and provided that the topic under discussion has some relevance to South African law or would
be of interest to the (largely South African) academic and professional readership of the Journal.

Download attachment: SALJ Author Guide for the South African Law Journal

Student Law Review: Howard Campus and Pietermaritzburg Campus