Canadian Journal of Law & Technology

Canada's leading law and technology journal.
Official journal of IT.Can, the Canadian Internet Lawyers Association

The Canadian Journal of Law and Technology (CJLT) is an established legal journal dedicated to providing coverage of legal issues relating to law and technology from both Canadian and international perspectives.

Published twice a year since 2002, CJLT is edited by Robert Currie and Lucie Guibault of Dalhousie's Law and Technology Institute, and published by Thomson Carswell. The journal features articles, comments, and book reviews on law and technology issues.

Current online and hard copy issues of the CJLT are available by subscription from Thomson Carswell. Information about the CJLT and archived issues are available through Dalhousie's OJS website.

CJLT is seeking submissions on an ongoing basis and publishes two issues per year - spring and fall. Articles, notes and case comments are all welcome.


Call for papers

The journal seeks to achieve a balance between scholarly consideration of significant issues in information technology law, and shorter pieces that explore issues of practical concern or application. The journal is also open to articles and comment pieces that explore legal issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The journal will also include relevant book reviews. Contributions to the journal may be in either English or French

  • Scholarly articles are articles which involve significant research and which develop an idea or thesis of importance in the area of information technology law.  Such articles should be approximately 6000 to 12,500 words. 
  • Comment pieces will typically address a particular focussed issue of current concern.  They may aim to expose a problem or difficulty in the law, to propose solutions or recommend legislative reform.  Comment pieces may include case comments, or comments on recent legislative or policy initiatives.  Comments should be approximately 2500 to 5000 words.
  • Book reviews should be of new or current publications in the area of law and technology.  Reviews should be approximately 1250 to 2500 words in length.