Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies

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.


Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Submissions

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.

Subscriptions

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 djls@dal.ca. Subscriptions to the DJLS are $30.00 (CAD) per issue.

The Journal is also available electronically through the HeinOnline law journal database.

Announcements

 

2L student Jamie Watson wins 'Think Tank 3' prize for best presentation

 

Congratulations to second-year Schulich School of Law student Jamie Watson who is this year's recipient of the Think Tank Student Legal Research Prize for her presentation entitled "Not 'Real Killers': The Restrained Use of the Criminal Law in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Canada."

 
Posted: 2015-03-02 More...
 

Grad student Nayha Acharya takes home top prize at 'Think Tank 2'

 
Last Friday, the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies hosted its second annual Think Tank Student Legal Research Workshop. This workshop represents a unique opportunity within Weldon for students to deliver public lectures on their scholarly pursuits, to receive expert feedback and commentary on their research from a professor, and to engage an audience in discussion on a current legal issue.  Those in attendance were treated to high-quality presentations from students at all levels (1-L through Grad) on a variety of legal topics.  
Posted: 2014-02-06 More...
 

YOU'RE INVITED: ATTEND THE DJLS' 2nd ANNUAL THINK TANK STUDENT LEGAL RESEARCH WORKSHOP

 

The 2nd Annual Think Tank Student Legal Research Workshop will be held at the Schulich School of Law in Room 207 on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.!

 
Posted: 2014-01-07 More...
 
More Announcements...

Vol 24 (2015)

The Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies is an independent, student-run, non-profit, academic journal that publishes work from current law students and recent graduates in Canada and throughout the world. It is headquartered at Dalhousie University's Schulich School of Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Table of Contents

Articles

Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor? Considering the Implications for Canadian National Security and Whistleblower Law PDF
Mark Friedman 1-23
Canadian Prison Needle-Exchange Programs: Can the Health Benefits Overcome the Current Legal Barriers? PDF
Adrien Iafrate 25-54
Caveat Cloudster: Why Traditional Common and Civil Property Law Should Apply to Virtual Property and How It Will Change the Legal Realities of the Internet PDF
Matthew Quadrini 55-99
Following Digital Media into the Courtroom: Publicity and the Open Court Principle in the Information Age PDF
Shauna Hall-Coates 101-139
You Can't Take the Sky from Me: A Gramscian Interpretation of the Common Heritage of Mankind Principle in Space Law PDF
Greg Melchin 141-156