Manuscripts published in the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues generally fall into the following categories:
The purpose of a Research Article is to allow the author free range to write about a topic that is pertinent to the mandate of the Review. Research Articles will be on a topic that relates to a legal or social issue, and will demonstrate how a particular social issue may impact the law.
Length: Research Articles will typically run 7,000 – 15,000 words.
The purpose of a Comment is to discuss the significance of a recent case, piece of legislation, law journal article, or law related book. A Comment focuses on a precise area of law, problems associated with that area, and any possible solutions to those problems.
Length: Comments will typically run 7,000 – 15,000 words.
A Note is a detailed, critical study of a specific, narrow area of law. The purpose of a Note is to present a comprehensive, reliable summary of existing law on an issue, and suggest reconsiderations.
Length: Notes will typically run 7,000 – 15,000 words.
Case Digests are used to inform the reader of important recent legal developments, and to describe practical consequences of a holding. A well constructed Case Digest should lead the reader to examine other resources and consider the perceptual problems raised in the Case Digest.
Length: Case Digests will typically run 1,000 – 2,000 words, depending on the length of the case being summarized.
The purpose of a Book Review is to provide a short summary and evaluation of recently published professional books, textbooks, and course materials dealing with theory or practice in the field of law.
Length: Book Reviews will typically run 500 – 1,500 words, but may exceed this length, if necessary.