Call for Papers Open: Manitoba Law Journal Robson Crim Edition (criminal law)

Posted by Richard Jochelson, community karma 867

The Manitoba Law Journal in conjunction with are pleased to announce our second annual call for papers in Criminal Law. We invite scholarly papers, reflection pieces, research notes, book reviews, or other forms of written or pictorial expression. We have published papers from leading academics in criminal law, criminology, law and psychology and criminal justice. We welcome academic and practitioner engagement across criminal law and related disciplines.

​See our current volume for sample publications.

We welcome contributions from US and Canadian scholars as well as from scholars of criminal law internationally.

We invite papers that relate to issues of criminal law and cognate disciplines as well a papers that reflect on the following sub-themes:

  • Intersections of the criminal law and constitutions

  • Interpersonal violence and crimes of sexual assault

  • Indigenous persons and the justice system(s)

  • Gender and the criminal law

  • Mental health and the criminal law

  • Legal issues in youth court, bail, remand, corrections and court settings

  • Regulation of policing

  • The expansion of state surveillance

  • The regulation of vice including gambling, sexual expression, sex work and use of illicit substances

  • Analyses of recent Supreme and Appellate court criminal law cases in your jurisdiction

  • Comparative criminal law analyses

  • Criminal law, popular culture and media

  • Law and society analyses of contemporary criminal law issues

  • Empirical studies of criminal law and the criminal justice system

  • Theoretical and philosophical analyses of criminal law and criminal regulation

  • Reflections on the practice of criminal law

Last but not least, we invite general submissions dealing with topics in criminal law, criminology, criminal justice, urban studies, legal studies and social justice that relate to criminal regulation.



We will be reviewing all submissions on a rolling basis with final submissions due by February 1, 2018. This means, the sooner you submit, the sooner we will begin the peer review process. We will still consider all submissions until the deadline.

Submissions should generally be under 15,000 words (inclusive of footnotes) and if at all possible conform with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th ed (Toronto: Thomson Carswell, 2014) - the "McGill Guide". Submissions must be in word or word compatible formats and contain a 250 word or less abstract and a list of 10-15 keywords.


Submissions are due February 1, 2018 and should be sent to For queries please contact Professors Richard Jochelson, Amar Khoday or David Ireland, at this email address.



Aims and Scope

The Manitoba Law Journal (MLJ) is a publication of the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba located at Robson Hall. We hope to provide lively, practical and informative commentary on developments in areas that include case law, legislation, the administration of justice, and legal practice. We aim at producing critical coverage of events in our own community, but welcome pertinent commentary concerning developments at the national or international level or in other provinces. The MLJ is carried on LexisNexis Quicklaw Advance, Westlaw Next and Heinonline and included in the annual rankings of law journals by the leading service, the Washington and Lee University annual survey. The MLJ operates with the support of the SSHRC aid to scholarly journal grants program.

Peer Review

We generally use a double-blind peer review process to ensure that the quality of our publications meets the requisite academic standards. Articles are anonymized and then, after editorial review, reviewed by anonymous experts. Occasionally the identity of the author is intrinsic to evaluating the article (e.g., an invited distinguished lecture or interview)  and the reviewers will be aware of it. Articles are accepted with revisions, encouraged to revise and resubmit, or rejected.

This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user.