The Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence serves as a forum for the publication of scholarly writing in general and special jurisprudence and legal philosophy. In this regard it will publish articles that address the nature of law, the philosophical analysis or criticism of substantive and procedural doctrine, that explore the philosophical bases of constitutional law, that examine the form and nature of legal or judicial reasoning, that investigate issues concerning the ethical aspects of legal practice, and that study (from a philosophical perspective) concrete issues facing contemporary society.
The Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence is published biannually in February and August (and as of 2015 in partnership with Cambridge University Press). Each issue typically contains eight to ten pieces; the target for each issue is 250 pages. Although the Journal is pleased to publish essays addressing highly general and abstract issues of legal and political thought, preference is often given to those essays that are directed to somewhat more concrete legal matters and do so in a philosophical way. We have no set length limitations, though articles exceeding 14,000 words (about 25 pages in the Journal) must be justified by remarkable quality.
The Journal will also often publish Critical Notices and Book Reviews; the former are substantial, titled articles about recent books whereas the latter are briefer discussions (rarely exceeding four pages in the Journal, 2000 words), also of recent books. If you would like to write a Notice or Review please contact the editor and express your interest. The Journal does not do Case Notes or accept papers undertaking to analyze statutes enacted in specific domestic legal orders.
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From Volume 28 The Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence is published jointly by Cambridge University Press and the Faculty of Law at Western University, London, Ontario.
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25-Year Cumulative Index
In 2012 The Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence celebrated its 25th year. To mark the occasion we have published a Cumulative Index to volumes 1 through 25.
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