Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
The Faculty of Law at McGill University publishes several law journals including the McGill Law Journal (MLJ), the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP), and the McGill Journal of Law and Health (MJLH).
The McGill Law Journal (MLJ), founded in 1952, is a professional journal published by students of the Faculty of Law. Its purpose is to promote the study of the law in Canada and to help in the understanding of the civil law and common law systems. It publishes articles in both French and English.
The Journal also publishes the Canadian Guide to Legal Citation, which has been adopted by many leading legal periodicals in several countries. Each year, it also organizes the McGill Law Journal Alumni Lecture. The McGill Law Journal Trust funds both these activities.
The McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP) provides a forum in which the world’s leading scholars exchange ideas on the intersection between law, development, the environment, economics, and society. Over the past quarter-century, determining how to enrich our world in a more sustainable fashion has become an imperative, especially given the impact of development on the environment and human rights. Despite this pressing need for new ideas, there are few outlets for informed and focused commentary on sustainability, particularly in Canada. In response to this void, students at the Faculty of Law of McGill University have established the JSDLP, a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal.
The McGill Journal of Law and Health (MJLH), formerly the McGill Health Law Publication (MHLP), is a student-run, online endeavour sponsored by the Faculty of Law at McGill University. The MJLH is an interdisciplinary project consisting of a peer-reviewed anthology featuring scholarly contributions by renowned academics and practitioners alongside an organic online database – a resource of recent developments in the field of health law. Both components aim to inform the vital public debate surrounding health, public policy, and ethics and to critically explore the nexus of health and law in a transsystemic framework. The MJLH is an open-access journal that is available on our website http://mjlh.mcgill.ca free of charge, and is available on Quicklaw, WestlaweCarswell, and HeinOnline.