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Author Guidelines

The Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies strictly adheres to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2014), also known as the "McGill Guide."


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. I am a current law student or have graduated from law school within the past calendar year.
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. In particular, the paper conforms to the 8th edition (2014) of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation.
  7. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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