Computers & Law Journal

Computers & Law, the publication of the Australian and New Zealand Societies for Computers and the Law, is published three to four times per year. It is sent to all members of Societies in each Australian State and the New Zealand Society (more than 800 practising judges, barristers, solicitors, corporate counsel, computer and telecommunications company executives and academics), along with a number of universities and other institutions. It is highly specialised, publishing articles, comment and review on the fields of the law and computer information technology, convergence, internet and telecommunications.

Computers & Law is intended to provide articles on topics of interest to its readership and should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for legal advice. The views expressed by contributors to Computers & Law do not represent the views of the Australian and New Zealand Societies for Computers and the Law and to the fullest extent permitted by law, the Australian and New Zealand Societies for Computers and the Law exclude all liability (whether arising in negligence or otherwise) in respect of the whole and each part of this document.

Publication and Access

Printed - The Journal is printed and mailed to those membership levels entitled to receive the printed form. 

Electronic - All members and journal subscribers may access the journal in softcopy for by logging-on to this website and accessing the Members area here.  Please also note that AustLII (Australasian Legal Information Institute) provides fully searchable access to all journals published ( #1 onwards), with the exception of those LESS THAN ONE YEAR OLD. Go to AustLII - NSWSCL Journals 


The Editors accept articles and advertising material on a continuous basis.

Please contact the Editors if you have any queries about specific deadlines for upcoming editions.

Notes for Contributors

  •   Articles generally run between 1,000 to 4,000 words, however we are flexible on the issue of length and can run articles over several issues
  •   Book reviews should be approximately 500 words
  •   All contributions should be accompanied by a short biography of the author
  •   We do publish previously published and accepted-for-publication material, provided our readers are unlikely to have read it before. Please include details of where the contribution was or is to be published
  •   Authors of articles accepted for publication authorise publication in hard copy in the Journal and in all forms of electronic media including the internet
  •   We seek not to be didactic about references and citations. Either scientific or legal style footnoting is acceptable. All references are published as endnotes, not footnotes
  •   Please send all correspondence about advertising and contributions of articles or other content to the Editors
  •   Please send contributions in a digital format (preferably Microsoft Word) by email

Contact The Editors

Please send contributions and enquiries to the Editors at  

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