[extract] The first issue of the Bond Law Review appeared in May 1989. During that same month, the School of Law taught its first undergraduate students. Then as now, the School stressed the importance of good teaching and dedication to students. But this was never to be at the expense of research and writing: the alacrity and determination with which the first Review was published bears testimony to that.

This all staff issue marks the tenth anniversary of the Review. Cover layout and formatting have been renewed to mark the occasion and to give the Review a more contemporary feel. As well as contributions from a large number of existing members of staff, the text of the 2000 Gerard Brennan Lecture at Bond University, given by the Chief Justice of Queensland, Mr Justice De Jersey, has also been included.