The Wits Student Law Journal of Southern Africa invites contributions for the inaugural issue!



While the SADC region is home to some of the sharpest legal minds in the world, the region itself lacks a central platform for legal discourse. Our journal hopes to fill that gap, by encouraging insightful legal commentary on issues affecting Southern Africa.

While we hope to provide a platform for great writing, we think great reading is just as important. That is why in addition to showcasing compelling subject matter, we aim to do so in a way that’s accessible to legal minds at all levels. In other words, we are looking for concise legal articles that pack a punch.



Article contributions will be accepted from all legal practitioners, academics and law students in Southern Africa. Both, undergraduate and postgraduate, law students are encouraged to contribute.

We request articles highlighting current issues of interest or concern in our legal community.

As a guideline, we request papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:


Human Rights and Social Justice

Taxation Law



Environmental and Energy Law

Competition Law




Illegal  Substance



Immigration Law, including




citizenship and asylum

Media Laws and Regulations


Criminal Law

Corporate Law



Labour Law

Tourism Laws and Regulations



Length of Submissions:


-          Articles should be no longer than 5000 words including footnotes and references


-          Case Notes and Commentaries should not be more than 3000 words including footnotes and references.


-          Short contributions are encouraged.



E-mail submissions or enquiries to:

StudentJournal[dot]Law [at] wits[dot]ac[dot]za