TRU Launches New Law Journal

November 19, 2014

BC’s newest law school will soon launch its first law journal: the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.

According to Thomson Rivers University, the new journal will be open access, meaning it will be available in its entirety for free online. It will be published at least yearly According to Thomson Rivers University, the new journal will be open access, meaning it will be available in its entirety for free online. It will be published at least yearly with each issue having a different theme.

The inaugural issue’s theme is Health Law & Human Rights, with a foreword by Osgoode Hall Dean Lorne Sossin. Next year’s theme will be Equity in the 21st Century: Problems and Perspectives, published in fall 2015.

TRU says two aspects make the journal unique in Canada. First, it will be thematic: “Concentrating on a specific theme will enable a focused, penetrating analysis of a contemporary legal issue to an extent not currently offered elsewhere in Canada.” Second, the comparative nature of the pieces: through comparing different jurisdictions or systems, types of scholarship, or a giving a “critical discussion of comparative methodology itself, so long as this is related back to the annual theme.”

Watch for the launch of the journal in the coming weeks and get submission guidelines for next year’s issue at http://www.cjccl.ca.

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