About This Journal
Founded in 2011 by students of Western Law, The Western Journal of Legal Studies is a student-edited, open-access and on-line law review dedicated to the publication of original, intellectually-provocative and academically rigorous contributions to knowledge about law and legal issues. Toward this goal, the editors are pleased to welcome submissions reflecting a diversity of intellectual perspectives and approaches to legal scholarship.
In working to promote legal scholarship in Canada, the WJLS provides opportunities for law students at Western to engage in the critical assessment, editorial preparation and final publication of academic essays on pressing legal topics. The editors welcome high-quality submissions from students, lawyers and professional academics.
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.