Australian Elder Law Review Announces Call for Submissions

26 September 2018

By Benedicte Schoepflin

The Elder Law Review, the only Australian journal focused on Elder Law, produced by Elder Law at Western Sydney University, welcomes submissions for its special issue “Relational Autonomy, Vulnerability Theory, Older Adults and the Law: Making it Real.”  

This theme has been developed in connection with a workshop held at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, in March 2018. The workshop, a joint initiative of the Macquarie University Faculty of Law and the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics, examined the potential for law and other mechanisms to incorporate and implement aspects of relational autonomy and vulnerability theory. The Special Issue will focus on this theme in relation to older adults and the law.  

Original, unpublished contributions are invited for any of the following sections of the Elder Law Review:

  • the Refereed section containing scholarly articles exploring different aspects of relational autonomy and vulnerability theory in relation to older adults and the law. Preferred length: 3000 to 8000 words, though articles of any length will be considered.
  • the Comments section, which consists of contributions from government, lawyers and aged care representatives, commenting on issues which the contributor perceives to be of contemporary significance within elder law. 
  • News and Current Issues – including legislative changes and case notes.
  • Elder Law in Practice which profiles legal practices, community projects, social justice initiatives and pro-bono schemes from all over the world that specifically target the legal needs of older people.


Papers must conform to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation. In particular, contributors should note the conventions regarding footnotes and bibliographies.

Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2019 

Please address your submissions to Guest Editor Associate Professor Margaret Hall at


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