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The McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law (MJSDL), formerly 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 established the MJSDL, a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal, in 2004.

McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law (MJSDL) Volume 18 Recruitment

APPLICATIONS for 2021-2022 are now open! 

McGill Law students are encouraged to apply for positions with the MJSDL for Volume 18 (September 2021 to August 2022).

The application packages for Associate Editor and Associate Managing Editor positions are now available for download. Descriptions of these positions are provided in the application forms.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications are now due Friday, September 17th at 11:59 pm EST to [at] (subject: Editor%20Application%2C%20Fall%202020, body: Dear%20Arsalan%2C%20Emma%2C%20and%20Dena%2C%0A%0AAttached%2C%20you%20will%20find%20my%202020%20MJSDL%20Editor%20application.%0A%0AThank%20you.) .

Associate Editor and Associate Managing Editor applicants are asked to submit a CV and a cover letter as a single PDF document. If you are applying for an Associate Editor position, we also ask that you complete two exercises: you will 1) critically evaluate an article and 2) verify the form of footnotes. You may choose to evaluate either the English article or the French article. Please see the instructions provided in the application packages below.

Please send any questions you may have to [at] (subject: Editor%20Application%2C%20Fall%202020, body: Dear%20Arsalan%2C%20Emma%2C%20and%20Dena%2C%0A%0AAttached%2C%20you%20will%20find%20my%202020%20MJSDL%20Editor%20application.%0A%0AThank%20you.) .

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Associate Editor Applications: 

MJSDL Associate Editor - Application Form

FileArticle (English)

RDDDM rédacteur / rédactrice associé.e - Formulaire de candidature

FileArticle (French)

Associate Managing Editor Applications:

MJSDL Associate Managing Editor - Application Form

RDDDM rédacteur administratif / rédactrice administrative associé.e - Formulaire de candidature



12 May 2021

The Arhuaco are an Indigenous nation located in the northern coast of Colombia, in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

6 May 2021

The Arctic is a region undergoing rapid change, facing significant environmental and social disruption concurrent with economic opportunity and growing international interest.

23 Feb 2021
This piece by Noble Mawutor K. Alifo examines the multi-dimensional issues of farmer-pastoralist conflicts and climate change in the Sahelian region of Africa. It offers a list of sustainability factors to address the numerous challenges affecting the region.
22 Feb 2021

The paradigm of sustainable development has held the world’s attention since the late 1980’s.

10 Feb 2021

In 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth report on the status of the climate crisis.


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