About this Journal
The Western Journal of Legal Studies was founded in 2011 by students of the Western University Faculty of Law. 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. The WJLS is officially supported and recognized by the Western Law faculty and administration.
The purpose of the WJLS is to provide the opportunity for Western Law students to participate in the review, editing and publishing of a journal of legal scholarship. The WJLS also hopes to promote the development of legal writing amongst students throughout Canada and to provide an academic forum where scholars can critically debate legal issues in all areas of Canadian and international law.
The Western Journal of Legal Studies publishes articles under an open access policy. Under these principles the author retains copyright in the article while granting the WJLS a limited time exclusive right to submit the article to commercial research services. The author in turn is required to cite WJLS as first publisher if s/he republishes or reprints elsewhere.
The WJLS encourages authors to deposit post-print articles in institutional repositories or other open access repositories.
For more information on open access principles, see Open Access Law Program.
Disclaimer: The sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the authors. Its contents do not reflect the opinion of the University Students’ Council of the University of Western Ontario (“USC”). The USC assumes no responsibility or liability for any error, inaccuracy, omission or comment contained in this publication or for any use that may be made of such information by the reader.