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The School of Law has a strong business and commercial research focus in areas including taxation law and policy, intellectual property and real and personal property law. We also have substantial expertise in public law including federalism, constitutional and administrative law, and criminal law with leading Australian text books being authored by academics in these fields.

Law Research

The Law School publishes two peer-reviewed academic journals, The International Trade and Business Law Review (ITBLR) and The Curtin Law and Taxation Review (CLTR).

Curtin Law and Taxation Review

The Curtin Law and Taxation Review is a scholarly general law journal which also publishes articles that deal with taxation law.  It publishes articles and case notes as well as book reviews in both general law areas and in taxation law.  The Review’s scholarly works are directed to academic staff, legal scholars, practitioners, justice professionals and postgraduate researchers who have to deal with different aspects of the law.

The Review is edited at the Curtin Law School and The Honourable Justice James Edelman from the Federal Court of Australia is the Editor-in-Chief for the Review and Professor Dale Pinto from the Curtin Law School is the Associate and Academic Editor.  The Review also comprises an International Editorial Board of eminent national and international scholars from the European Union, United States, Australian and Asia which is ably supported by its Student Editorial Board.

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International Trade and Business Law Review

The International Trade and Business Law Review publishes leading articles consisting of original research, case notes and comments, as well as book reviews dealing with international trade and business law, arbitration law and comparative law.

From time to time the Review also devotes a section to the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and on occasions publishes the memoranda prepared by a team coached by the Review’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Gabriël A Moens. The Review provides the legal and business communities with information reflecting recent developments in international commercial arbitration, trade and business. It contributes in a scholarly way to the discussion of these developments while being informative and of practical relevance to both scholars and professionals. The Review is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal which is included on the Australian Research Council’s ERA 2012 Journal List and is classified as ‘refereed’ in the Ulrich’s Knowledgebase. The Review is indexed in HeinOnline.

The Editor-in-Chief of the International Trade and Business Law Review is Professor Gabriël A Moens, foundation Professor of Law at Curtin University Law School in Western Australia. Prior to this role Professor Moens served as Pro Vice Chancellor (Law, Business and Information Technology) at Murdoch University in Western Australia.

The Review was first published in 1995 when it was known as the International Trade and Business Law Journal. In 1996 it was published as the International Trade and Business Law Annual until 2005. The Review was published by Routledge Cavendish until Vol XII, 2009. It is currently published by the Curtin University School of Law. For subscription information, contact LexisNexis Australia.

The Review is supervised by an international editorial board consisting of leading international trade law practitioners and academics from the European Union, the United States, Asia and Australia.