Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

The Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues is soliciting contributions for volume 38 to be published in early 2017.

About Us

The Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues is an entirely student-run and peer-reviewed interdisciplinary law journal. As a non-traditional law journal, our mandate is to promote an analytical, practical, and empirical approach to the study of law, which incorporates the perspectives of multiple disciplines, in order to utilize the study of law as a vehicle for social justice. Our journal is a resource for lawyers, students, academics, professionals, adjudicators, and public policy makers. Copies of the journal can be found in libraries worldwide and through electronic databases such as Westlaw, HeinOnline, and Quicklaw/LexisNexis.

We invite you to submit original articles, book reviews, and comments on recent cases or legislation. Submissions should conform to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (8th Edition). Please visit our webpage at for further submission guidelines.

How to Submit

Please email your manuscript in Microsoft Word format to

Questions may be directed to that same address.


The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2016. Submissions received after the deadline will continue to be reviewed by the Editorial Board on a rolling basis.

Thank you to everyone involved in #LawCon9

The 9th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference was a great success, thanks to our engaging panelists, moderators, guests, and the tireless work of our volunteer team.

Up next, the release of Volume 37 of our peer-reviewed journal. Stay tuned!

Josh Marcus, “Domain Name Seizure in Action: A Canadian-American Comparison”

The evolution of the Internet has challenged courts and governments to apply existing legislation to the previously neglected digital domain. In many cases, courts must apply centuries-old principles of contract or property law to the virtual world. Issues about squatting, trademark infringement, and piracy have taken on a new form, placing a burden on legislators to ensure that the law evolves alongside technology. While the Internet undoubtedly provides immense benefits to society, it has also given rise to a new vehicle for crime and trademark infringement. Many websites allow for downloading or viewing copyrighted, obscene, or otherwise illegal material. In response, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized many domain names that link to these sites. This paper is an in-depth discussion of Canada’s ability to do the same through a comparative analysis of the legal framework in these two countries. It will conclude that through the courts, the Canadian government can seize domain names ending in “.CA” provided that the alleged offences allow for the seizure of property through legislation.

Josh Marcus, “Domain Name Seizure in Action: A Canadian-American Comparison” (PDF)