General Guidelines for Authors
The CJCCL aims to publish a volume every summer, focused on a particular theme or area of law.
We are currently editing submissions for our 2021 volume to be titled “Democratic Decay: Challenges to Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law”.
Our volume for 2022 will address the theme of legal education.
We encourage contributors to take a comparative approach in their scholarship. We define ‘comparative’ broadly to include papers that explore a legal issue in different jurisdictions or legal systems, or within different empirical and theoretical treatments of a topic. We also encourage critical discussion of comparative methodology itself.
We consider pieces of exceptional quality that are not comparative, and are receptive to a range of methods and approaches — theoretical, socio-legal, and empirical. However, we strongly encourage authors to incorporate a comparative aspect in their submissions.
The CJCCL does not consider manuscripts that are simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Different Categories of Submissions
Articles should be between 8000 and 15000 words in length.
Case Comments should be between 3000 and 6000 words in length.
How to Submit an Article
Please email submissions to the CJCCL’s Editors in Chief. We prefer files in Microsoft Word. We cannot accept submissions in print format or by postal mail.
Please include a cover letter with your submission, containing the author’s name, affiliation, the paper title, an abstract of no more than 300 words — and confirmation of exclusivity.
Text should be double-spaced, with footnotes formatted in compliance with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2018).