Western Journal of Legal Studies hits milestone

Western Journal of Legal Studies (WJLS) recently released its largest-ever issue, which arrives as the student-run journal approaches a milestone 25,000 downloads.

Western Law students were featured prominently in the issue. Susana C. Mijares Peña’s The Global Fight Against Foreign Bribery: Is Canada a Leader or a Laggard? was selected for publication through a blind, peer-review process. Shannon Ste. Marie, Taleen Ohanessian and Eleni Petrou received research- and writing-support credits for their work on the R v Fearon Case Commentary.

“The WJLS has become much more than a student-run journal,” said incoming editor-in-chief Raymond K. MacKinnon. “Yes, we’re promoting innovative legal thought from legal scholars of all ages and from all areas of the country, but we’re also a hub through which Western students are learning valuable research, writing and editing skills. To provide a credible vehicle where first-year Law students can get hands-on skills, and even research and writing credits, is something you just don’t find at many law schools.”