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#LawCon 2018

The Canadian Law Student Conference, hosted by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, offers law students the unique opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from faculty and peers.

Monetary awards are presented by the Review to the top two papers, as well as the top paper presented by a Windsor Law student.

In addition, top presenters have the opportunity to be published in the Digital Companion. Exclusively reserved for student work, the Digital Companion features the very best papers presented by law students at the Conference.

The Review is currently accepting submissions for the Canadian Law Student Conference to be held March 8 and 9,  2018.

We will accept original articles and comments on recent cases or legislation.

The deadline for submission is February 2, 2018. Please see the Canadian Law Student Conference page for details.

2018 Print Edition: Call for submissions


Call for Submissions

The Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues is soliciting contributions for volume 39 to be published in early 2018.

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).

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 29, 2017. Submissions received after the deadline will continue to be reviewed by the Editorial Board on a rolling basis.

#LawCon10 – Thank-you!

Thank you to all of our panelists, moderators, volunteers and attendees! The 10th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference was a great success.

On March 15&16, 2017, the Windsor Review of Legal & Social Issues hosted the the 10th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference, welcoming presenters from across the country.

LawCon10 Poster

You can view the final program here: LawCon10-Program


See you next year!


Foreword – Digital Companion Volume III

Dean Christopher Waters

I am grateful to the editors of the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues (WRLSI) for the invitation to write this foreword. As I write, the effect of US President Trump’s executive order banning citizens of 7 Muslim-majority states is being felt around the world, including in Windsor, a border city with deep, historic ties across the Detroit River. A comity and rules-based approach to continental and international affairs is unquestionably under fire. One of the articles in this fine Digital Companion to the WRLSI, “After Paris: A New Era of Securitization of US & Canadian Refugee and Immigration Policy” directly interrogates this threat to the rule of law in global affairs from a “securitization” agenda rooted in fear and ignorance. Other articles examine transnational legal issues in the context of trade and illegal wildlife trade. Closer to home, two articles take education as a site to examine how the regulatory state addresses collective bargaining and mental health. Each of these pieces, written by students and edited by students, give me hope that critical thinking and careful, deliberate research and communication will continue to challenge fear, ignorance, and decision-making unmoored from evidence in international and domestic affairs.

Christopher Waters
Windsor Law