About the Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA)

The Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA) is a learned society established by Dr Augusto Zimmermann in October 2010 from Murdoch University, Western Australia. Dr Zimmermann is also a Vice-President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (ASLP).


The Aim of the Association

The Western Australian Legal Theory Association is constituted as a small group of academically interested lawyers, legal scholars and law students.The aim of the Association is to promote high-level scholarly discussion on subjects related to legal theory through debates, academic publications and conferences.


Conditions for admission

To be qualified to join the Association, one has to:


a) be an academic; or

b) be a law student; or

c) have taken a LLB or JD with Honours at any recognised Law School.


Students who wish to apply for membership must comply with the following requisites:


a) to be at least in their second year of legal studies; and

b) to have an outstanding academic record; and

c) to have completed the unit Legal Theory (or Legal Philosophy, or Jurisprudence) with Distinction or High Distinction at any recognised Law School.


Regular meetings

Meetings will be conducted on a regular basis by members of the Association. Each meeting will be focused on the discussion of an article or book chapter. The idea is to provide members with an opportunity to discuss legal principles, theories and issues in an enjoyable context of discussion and exchange.


The Western Australian Jurist

The Western Australian Jurist is the blind peer reviewed journal published by the Western Australian Legal Theory Association from Murdoch University. It welcomes contributions of articles, short essays and reviews. Contributions should be emailed as an attachment to the editor in an editable format (e.g. .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf). The editors prefer articles that have been written and formatted in compliance with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation. The editor can be contacted at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.