Editorial Policies

Section Policies


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Online Supplement

Articles published in this section only appear in the online version of the Journal at www.djls.org.

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its archives in order to preserve the Journal's legacy, to increase its scholarly impact by expanding the Journal's reach, and to support a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Think Tank Student Legal Research Workshop


Established in 2013, THINK TANK is a student legal research workshop sponsored by the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies and held annually at the Schulich School of Law. Each year Dalhousie law students pursuing their JD, LLM, or JSD are invited to present papers that they have written or are currently writing. Selected students present a condensed, 10-minute version of their research on a legal topic of interest. Each presenter is paired with a faculty member and receives feedback after his or her presentation.

The student with the top presentation, as selected by the DJLS editorial board, receives a cash prize and the opportunity to publish his or her research in a subsequent volume of the Journal.


  • 2015 - Jamie Watson, "Not 'Real Killers': The Restrained Use of the Criminal Law in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Canada"
  • 2014 - Nayha Acharya, "Complicating the Simple Probability Principle: Developing a New Approach to Probabilistic Reasoning in Personal Injury Litigation"
  • 2013 - Hunter Parsons, "Jagged Little Pill: The New Frontier for Shareholder Rights Plans and the Fiduciary Duties of Target Boards"