PUBLICATIONSJournal of Law and Medicine

Dr Freckelton AO KC is the founding Editor of the Journal of Law and Medicine, which commenced publication in 1993 and was launched by Professor Duncan Chappell, then of the Australian Institute of Criminology.

It was designated an Australian Research Council “A classified” journal and is published quarterly at approximately 200 pages an issue.

The Journal publishes contributions about issues that have a legal, medical or bioethical content arising at the interface between health and law, including the delivery of the full range of health services. Its focus is broad, international and cross-disciplinary. It seeks to encourage informed discourse about contemporary issues from empirical, case law, policy and theoretical perspectives.

It contains substantial editorials, and also book reviews, letters, and the following regular columns:

  • Legal Issues
  • Medical Issues
  • Nursing Issues
  • Complementary Health Issues
  • Genomic Law Issues
  • Health Research Law Issues
  • Family and Children’s Health Law Issues
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Medical Law Reporter

All contributions to the journal are peer reviewed.

The Journal of Law and Medicine is published by Thomson/Reuters: 

Subscriptions can be taken in hard form or electronically and articles can be purchased from the published individually:
Information about style requirements and author instructions can be found at:

Contributions can be sent to Ms Julia Moulding:
Ian Freckelton AO KC, Editor, JLM: