The Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies is a non-profit, academic journal that publishes work from current law students and recent alumni in Canada and throughout the world. It was established in 1991 as a forum that promotes reflection and debate about contemporary legal issues. As one of the only publications of its kind in Canada, the Journal serves as a unique vehicle for law students to publish their work.
The DJLS is published once per academic year and maintains a broad subscription base that includes law firms, law school libraries, corporations, government departments, alumni, and legal professionals from around the globe. The Journal is also indexed in the HeinOnline database.
An entirely student-run publication, the DJLS is managed by an editorial board, and over seventy volunteers comprising students from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie assist in production and publication.
The Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies publishes articles, case comments, and notes that deal with issues relating to either Canadian or international law. All submissions are blindly reviewed. Submissions are primarily assessed based on originality, relevance to the profession of law, and writing style.
Submissions for volume 23 of the DJLS are now closed.
With a large circulation and subscriber base, the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies is widely available. Enquiries about joining our subscription base as an institutional, business, or personal subscriber can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscriptions to the DJLS are $30.00 (CAD) per issue.
The Journal is also available electronically through the HeinOnline law journal database.
DJLS Student Legal Research Conference
On March 15, 2013 the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies held its first annual Student Legal Research Conference (aptly called the "Think Tank"). Congratulations to Hunter Parsons, whose presentation, titled Picking Winners in the Market for Corporate Control: Poison Pill Regulation in 21st Century Canada, received the top prize of $250 and a publication opportunity with the DJLS. The DJLS would like to thank all those who participated!
2nd Annual THINK TANK: Call for Abstracts
The 2nd Annual Think Tank Student Legal Research Workshop will be held Friday, January 31, 2014!
Dalhousie students pursuing their JD, LLM, or JSD are invited to present papers that they have written or are currently writing. Selected students will present a condensed version of their research (10-15 minutes) on a legal topic of interest. Each presenter will be matched with a faculty member, based on subject matter, and will receive feedback after their presentation.
Vol 22 (2013)
Table of Contents
|From en ventre sa mere to Thawing an Heir: Posthumously Conceived Children and the Implications for Succession Law in Canada|
|Christine E. Doucet||1-20|
|HIV and Shared Responsibility: A Critical Evaluation of Mabior and DC|
|Clarifying the Role of Precedent and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis in Trial and Intermediate Appellate Level Charter Analysis|
|Adryan J.W. Toth||34-58|
|Cost of Admission: One Rubber Stamp - Evaluating the Significance of Investigative Necessity in Wiretap Authorizations after R v Araujo|
|International Commercial Arbitration in China: Locating the Development of CIETAC in the Context of International and Domestic Factors|
|Child Support and Shared Parenting in Canada: A "Reality Cheque"|
|Jagged Little Pill: The New Frontier for Shareholder Rights Plans and the Fiduciary Duties of Target Boards|
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