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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



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?
18 Feb 2019
A failure to innovate in democratic governance is eating away at democracy’s very existence, resulting in a re-emergence of populism and widespread voter apathy.
3 Feb 2019
La lutte aux changements climatiques devrait être une opportunité de réduire les inégalités sociales et surtout pas une occasion pour les accroître.


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