Queen’s Law students play a central part in bringing out two fully refereed scholarly law review, and supports two other academic journals.
Queen’s Law Journal (QLJ)
The QLJ is one of Canada’s leading general law reviews, and is produced by a student editorial board under the direction of faculty advisors.
Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal (CLELJ)
The CLELJ is Canada’s only specialized labour and employment law journal. It is a collaborative publication of the Queen’s Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace and Lancaster House, a Toronto labour law publisher. A team of student editors work on the CLELJ under the guidance of senior faculty editors, including Kevin Banks.
Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration (CJCA)
Published semiannually by Juris Publishing and the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration explores developments in commercial arbitration affecting Canadian interests, whether within Canada and abroad. The journal’s scope encompasses all issues related to international commercial arbitration, including investment arbitration, which involve Canadian parties or interests. Its focus is on international arbitration, although not to the exclusion of matters that also relate to domestic arbitration. Aimed primarily at a practitioner audience, the CJCA seeks to bridge the gap between practice and academia. CJCA issues may include articles on cutting-edge topics of theoretical and practical interest, case comments, book reviews, and opinion essays.
Global Justice Journal
The PKI Global Justice Journal aims to critically inform readers of new developments in the realms of international, transitional and transnational justice. The Journal provides in-depth analyses, reviews of novel scholarly pieces, and interviews with specialists. By inviting a plurality of views and voices to react to its content, the Journal endeavours to create a forum for discussion and debate.
The application, training and editing processes of the four journals are integrated to some extent. Students who work on the journals receive hands-on training and experience in legal research and writing, in dealing with submissions from academics and scholarly practitioners, and in the planning and production of a major publication. First-year students are invited to apply for positions as volunteer editorial assistants. Student editors are chosen in their upper years by competitive application.