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An international journal with a strong regional base, Legalities publishes contextually sensitive, theoretically informed, critically engaged and interdisciplinary socio-legal scholarship.

Print ISSN: 2634-3770 Online ISSN: 2634-3789

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About this Journal

Legalities is the official journal of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), and the premier journal for socio-legal studies in the region of Aotearoa, Australasia and the Global South. An international journal with a strong regional base, Legalities publishes contextually sensitive, theoretically informed, critically engaged and interdisciplinary socio-legal scholarship on topics such as law and society, legal geography, law and politics, criminology, law and economy, law and culture, legal history, feminist legal theory, critical race studies, critical legal theory, law and colonialism/imperialism, queer and transgender legal theory, environmental law, law and psychoanalysis, law and literature, law and social activism, animal law, law and education.

Co-sponsored by the Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice, Legalities’ Managing Editors consist of Associate Professor Carwyn Jones (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), Dr Trish Luker (University of Technology Sydney, Australia) Professor John Page (Southern Cross University, Australia), with Professor William MacNeil (Southern Cross University, Australia) as Senior Editorial Consultant.

Editors and Editorial Board

Managing Editors
Assoc Prof Carwyn Jones, (Te Wānanga o Raukawa, New Zealand)
Dr Trish Luker, (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Prof John Page, (University of Canterbury, Australia)
Senior Editorial Consultant
Prof William MacNeil, (Southern Cross University, Australia)
Editorial Board 
Prof Alan Berman (Charles Darwin University, Australia)
Dr Louise Boon-Kuo (University of Sydney, Australia)
Ms Marcelle Burns (University of New England, Australia)
Dr Cristy Clark (University of Canberra, Australia)
Prof Heather Douglas (Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia)
Prof Nicole Graham (University of Sydney, Australia) 
Assoc Prof Dean Knight (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Assoc Prof Jennifer Nielsen (Southern Cross University, Australia))
Assoc Prof Khylee Quince (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
Dr Fleur Te Aho (University of Auckland, New Zealand) 
Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin (University of Otago, New Zealand) 
Assistant Editor 
Miss Britt Dietrich, (Southern Cross University, Australia)
Book Review Editor 
Dr Rohan Price (Southern Cross University, Australia)
International Advisory Board
Prof Penelope Andrews (New York Law School, USA)
Prof Greta Bird (Southern Cross University, Australia)
Prof Michele Bratcher Goodwin (University of California at Irvine, USA)
Prof Tyrone Carlin (Southern Cross University, Australia) 
Prof Anne Cheung (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR)
Prof Sharon Cowan (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Prof Margaret Davies (Flinders University, Australia)
Prof Melissa de Zwart (University of Adelaide, Australia) 
Prof Alison Gerard (University of Canberra, Australia)
Prof Rosie Harding (University of Birmingham, UK)
Prof Bonnie Honig (Brown University, USA)
Prof Deirdre Howard-Wagner (Australian National University, Australia)
Prof Rosemary Hunter (University of Kent, UK)
Prof Jane Kelsey (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Prof Bronwen Morgan (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Prof Aileen Moreton-Robinson (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)
Prof Linda Mulcahy (University of Oxford, UK)
Prof Vanessa Munro (University of Warwick, UK)
Prof Hanne Petersen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)  
Prof Austin Sarat (Amherst College, USA)
Prof Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University, USA) 
Prof Nan Seuffert (University of Wollongong, Australia) 
Prof Susan Silbey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) 
Prof Jill Stauffer (Haverford College, USA)
Prof Kendall Thomas (Columbia University, USA)
Emerita Prof Margaret Thornton, FASSA FAAL (Australian National University, Australia)
Prof Karin van Marle (University of the Free State, South Africa)
Prof Irene Watson (University of South Australia, Australia)
Prof Sally Wheeler (Australian National University, Australia) 
Prof Patricia Williams (Northeastern University, USA)
Prof Asmi Woods (Australian National University, Australia)


The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) aims to promote and foster scholarship broadly focusing on the interactions and intersections between law and society. LSAANZ does this by running, in conjunction with other organisations, centres and universities, its annual Law and Society Conference and other similar events. 


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