Submissions for the main part of the journal will have been produced as part of a course of study at the University of Auckland, preferably at the Law School. They will be of high academic calibre, typically gaining a grade of A or better. They will typically be between 8,000 and 15,000 words in length. Submissions for the Ko Ngaa Take Ture Māori section may range from 5,000 words in length upwards.

While the Editors-in-Chief will consider all articles irrespective of length, potential authors should note that it is our firm intention that no published piece will exceed 12,000 words. Reducing the word count will be a collaborative effort between the author and the Senior Editor assigned to the piece. Submitting authors are also urged to keep their sources together so as to expedite the editing process. Pieces may be submitted by email, after contact with the Editors.

We also invite recent graduates to write case notes, legislation notes and book reviews for the Commentary and Analysis section of the Law Review. These are typically 1,000 to 2,000 words in length. This should be done in consultation with Law Review Editors. The due date for submissions is April each year.

The AULR is edited according to the 2015 AULR Style Guide. Please note that the Editors-in-Chief retain complete discretion as to the selection of articles and the selection process.