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The Western Journal of Legal Studies is a student-run, online, open access law review focusing on contributions to Canadian law and international law that are novel, non-obvious, and useful. We welcome diverse and historically underrepresented perspectives.

ISSN 1927-9132

Volume 5, Issue 3 (2014)
State Encroachment on Personal Lives


State infringement on citizen lives is an ongoing, serious concern. This issue takes aim at some of the more under researched legal areas threatening civil liberty in Canada. In “Permissibility of Colour and Racial Profiling,” James Singh Gill addresses a pernicious aspect of law enforcement that uses race-based stereotypes. Racial profiling is difficult to prove or quantify, but Mr. Gill does an impressive job analyzing the issue. In “Civil Asset Forfeiture,” Patrick Daley expertly delves into the danger of incentive structures in regards to seizure of citizen assets, making comprehensible a widely unknown area of the law. In “Peer-to-Peer File Sharing,” Michael A. Gunn provides a charged, brilliantly woven library science perspective on copyrights. Formally, our Journal seeks to publish articles that are novel, non-obvious, and useful. Informally, we also seek to make a difference. We think this issue accomplishes everything that we set out to do. - Denise Brunsdon, Editor-in-Chief & Deborah Perkins-Leitman, Deputy Editor-in-Chief