Dalhousie Law Journal

About this Journal

The Dalhousie Law Journal (DLJ) was established in 1973 by then Dalhousie Law School Dean Ronald St John Macdonald (1928-2006). It is one of North America’s few faculty-run publications with an editorial board composed exclusively of full-time professors and professional librarians at the Schulich School of Law.

The DLJ’s aim is to enhance dialogue, analysis, and policy reform across a variety of legal areas through the publication and dissemination of new knowledge. We publish work on all legal topics, but the DLJ is commonly a venue for evidence-informed, policy-relevant contributions. It is published twice a year.

We especially encourage submissions from emerging scholars and welcome submissions in English and French.

Beginning in 2020, the DLJ is published online and free of charge on Schulich Law Scholars. Schulich Law Scholars is an open access institutional repository for gathering, indexing, storing, and making widely available the scholarly output of the Schulich Law community. It is a service of the Sir James Dunn Law Library in conjunction with the Schulich School of Law Faculty Research Committee.

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