Publishing with the McGill Law Journal is an effective way of assisting a fledgling career in legal academia or practice. Graduate and undergraduate students attending a Canadian or foreign law faculty are invited to submit articles, book reviews, case comments, and notes on topics susceptible to appeal to the Journal's diverse and international readership.
We especially encourage student submissions of case comments, book reviews, and book notes.
Case Comment: a piece no longer than 10,000 words summarizing a recent case and critically analyzing its potential significance or importance in the further development of a particular area of the law. Most case comments should also provide an adequate summary of prior relevant jurisprudence.
Book Review: a piece no longer than 5,000 words that provides a critical appraisal of a recent book and the importance of its contribution to legal scholarship or practice.
Book Note: a piece no longer than 1,000 words providing a short summary of a book and providing a short appraisal of its contribution to law or legal scholarship.
Articles, book reviews, book notes, and case comments submitted by students will go through the same rigorous review process as any other submission. They must demonstrate a high quality of research and writing and must contribute significantly to existing legal scholarship by shedding new light on their chosen topic. Please consult the Submissions section of this website for more information regarding the submission process.