Volume 7, Issue 1 (2017) Creating Law, Improving Law

The Western Journal of Legal Studies is pleased to publish the first issue in its seventh volume. We are exceptionally proud of our growth since volume six. Our download numbers are currently well over 52,000 and continue to climb, and this issue marks a record number of submissions to the Journal. We are thrilled with the caliber of papers we receive for each issue and are delighted to present “Creating Law, Improving Law”. As the name suggests, this issue has as its common theme papers that address potential new Canadian laws, and the improvement on others.

The issue contains five papers, written by authors with diverse backgrounds, all of which add to the Journal’s mission to publish works that are novel, non-obvious, and useful. Perhaps as diverse an issue as we have published to date, this issue contains articles addressing the divergent topics of property rights to human remains, indigenous political representation, Charter rights for algorithms, contemporary urban spaces, and remedial concerns within employment law. As per the Journal’s policies, all papers were selected through double blind peer review.

Thank you for reading.

Sean Lewis, Editor-in-Chief