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McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law (MJSDL) Volume 17 Recruitment

APPLICATIONS for 2020-2021 have now ended. Thank you to all who applied.

McGill Law students are encouraged to apply for positions with the MJSDL for Volume 17 (September 2020 to August 2021).

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.

Applications were due by Friday, September 11th at 5:00 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 brief CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter. 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!

MJSDL Associate Editor - Application Form

File Article (English)

RDDDM rédacteur / rédactrice associé.e - Formulaire de candidature

File Article (French)

MJSDL Associate Managing Editor - Application Form

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


About the MJSDL

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.



12 Sep 2020
Under the Global Green Economy Index (GGEI), Canada outpaces Costa Rica in "perception" but not in "performance." This piece examines what Canada can learn from Costa Rica about biodiversity preservation and how the country may offer a useful model for change in Canada.
25 Aug 2020
In May 2020, Emma Walsh, our Summer Office Manager, attended the "Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals & the Law: International Legal Symposium" hosted by our partners at the CISDL. The panel asked, "why and how could a human-rights based approach to climate change yield better results than simply focusing on emission reductions? Given that access to energy determines levels of development, should there be a human right to energy and if so, what role would renewables play? What standard of care would be implied by a “human right to a stable climate” and what is expected of States?" Emma reports on this engaging discussion.
7 Feb 2020
In November 2019, British Columbia became the first Canadian province to pass the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in what is known as Bill 41. This article evaluates the contents of the Bill and its potential impact. It also examines the success of Bolivia's incorporation of the Declaration in its domestic law - the only other country to do so.
26 Jan 2020
This article examines the environmental effects of the pipeline industry, with specific attention paid to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It further discusses limitations of Canada's regulation of the industry.
17 Jan 2020
This article explains the aim of universal basic income and its application in Canada. It also explores the future of universal basic income.
4 Mar 2019
What are Sustainability Dashboards? Are there any gaps in the existing literature, tools, or approaches?


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