University of Toronto Law Journal

Edited by David Dyzenhaus

Published Quarterly | E-ISSN 1710-1174 | ISSN 0042–0220

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The University of Toronto Law Journal has taken a broad and visionary approach to legal scholarship since its beginnings in 1935. Its first editor, Professor WPM Kennedy, hoped that the Journal would foster a knowledge of law “as [the] expression…of organized human life, of ordered progress, and of social justice.” The University of Toronto Law Journal has since established itself as a leading journal for theoretical, interdisciplinary, comparative and other conceptually oriented inquiries into law and law reform. The Journal regularly publishes articles that study law from such perspectives as legal philosophy, law and economics, legal history, criminology, law and literature, and feminist analysis. Global in relevance, international in scope, it publishes work by highly regarded scholars from many countries, including Australia, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The University of Toronto Law Journal is currently ranked first among all general refereed law journals worldwide by the Washington and Lee most cited legal periodicals list, a position that it has held since 2007. UTLJ also received the highest ranking for journal quality from the Australian Research Council and is recommended to British law libraries by the Society of Legal Scholars.

The University of Toronto Law Journal appears in numerous legal and social science databases, including Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Project Muse and SCOPUS.

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The University of Toronto Law Journal has taken a broad and visionary approach to legal scholarship since its beginnings in 1935. Its first editor, Professor WPM Kennedy, hoped that the Journal would foster a knowledge of law “as [the] expression…of organized human life, of ordered progress, and of social justice.” The University of Toronto Law Journal has since established itself as a leading journal for theoretical, interdisciplinary, comparative and other conceptually oriented inquiries into law and law reform. The Journal regularly publishes articles that study law from such perspectives as legal philosophy, law and economics, legal history, criminology, law and literature, and feminist analysis. Global in relevance, international in scope, it publishes work by highly regarded scholars from many countries, including Australia, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The University of Toronto Law Journal is currently ranked first among all general refereed law journals worldwide by the Washington and Lee most cited legal periodicals list, a position that it has held since 2007. UTLJ also received the highest ranking for journal quality from the Australian Research Council and is recommended to British law libraries by the Society of Legal Scholars.

The University of Toronto Law Journal appears in numerous legal and social science databases, including Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Project Muse and SCOPUS.

University of Toronto Law Journal

Edited by David Dyzenhaus

Published Quarterly | E-ISSN 1710-1174 | ISSN 0042–0220

This Journal is online at:

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The University of Toronto Law Journal has taken a broad and visionary approach to legal scholarship since its beginnings in 1935. Its first editor, Professor WPM Kennedy, hoped that the Journal would foster a knowledge of law “as [the] expression…of organized human life, of ordered progress, and of social justice.” The University of Toronto Law Journal has since established itself as a leading journal for theoretical, interdisciplinary, comparative and other conceptually oriented inquiries into law and law reform. The Journal regularly publishes articles that study law from such perspectives as legal philosophy, law and economics, legal history, criminology, law and literature, and feminist analysis. Global in relevance, international in scope, it publishes work by highly regarded scholars from many countries, including Australia, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The University of Toronto Law Journal is currently ranked first among all general refereed law journals worldwide by the Washington and Lee most cited legal periodicals list, a position that it has held since 2007. UTLJ also received the highest ranking for journal quality from the Australian Research Council and is recommended to British law libraries by the Society of Legal Scholars.

The University of Toronto Law Journal appears in numerous legal and social science databases, including Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Project Muse and SCOPUS.

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  • Editorial board

    Editor

    David Dyzenhaus is a professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has taught in South Africa, England, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Hungary, and the USA. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University and law and undergraduate degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. In 2002, he was the Law Foundation Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland. In 2005/06 he was Herbert Smith Visiting Professor in the Cambridge Law Faculty and a Senior Scholar of Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 2014/15, he will be the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science in Cambridge.

    Professor Dyzenhaus is the author of Hard Cases in Wicked Legal Systems: South African Law in the Perspective of Legal Philosophy (now in its second edition), Legality and Legitimacy: Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen, and Hermann Heller in Weimar, and Judging the Judges, Judging Ourselves: Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order. He has edited and co-edited several collections of essays. In 2004 he gave the JC Smuts Memorial Lectures to the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University. These were published by Cambridge University Press in 2006 as The Constitution of Law: Legality in a Time of Emergency.

    Book Review Editor

    Professor Malcolm Thorburn

    Managing Editor

    Joanna Langille

    Editorial Board Members

    The Hon. Madam Justice Rosalie Abella

    Professor Lisa Austin

    The Hon. Mr. Justice Russell Brown

    Professor Alan Brudner

    Professor Bruce Chapman

    Professor Vincent Chiao

    Professor Brenda Cossman

    Professor Ronald Daniels

    Professor Yasmin Dawood

    Professor David Dyzenhaus

    Professor Martin Friedland

    Professor Edward Iacobucci

    The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci

    Professor Karen Knop

    Professor Brian Langille

    Professor Patrick Macklem

    Professor Audrey Macklin

    The Hon. Mr. Justice Michael Moldaver

    Professor Mayo Moran

    Professor Jennifer Nedelsky

    Professor James Phillips

    Professor Robert Prichard

    Professor Denise Réaume

    Professor Arthur Ripstein

    Professor Kent Roach

    Professor Carol Rogerson

    The Hon. Mr. Justice Robert Sharpe

    Professor Hamish Stewart

    Professor Michael Trebilcock

    Professor Stephen Waddams

    Professor Ernest Weinrib

  • Open Access Policy

    In response to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, the University of Toronto Law Journal has developed a plan to ensure our authors are able to comply with the policy. There are two open access options allowed by the Tri-Agency, green and gold:

    Green Open Access
    Twelve (12) months after publication of the version of record (i.e., the article after copyediting, tagging, typesetting, etc.), the author may deposit a copy of the accepted article in their institutional repository with a DOI or direct link to the version of record. Please let us know when the deposit is made so that we can update our records.

    Gold Open Access
    At publication, the final version of record will become freely available on our primary platform, utpjournals.press. The Author Publication Charge is $3,000.

  • Abstracting and indexing

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    Founded in 1935, the University of Toronto Law Journal is the oldest university law journal in Canada. UTLJ publishes the work of internationally known scholars, not only in law but also in broad range of disciplines relating to law, such as economics, political science, philosophy, sociology, and history.

    Frequency: published 4 times per year by University of Toronto Press

    Distribution: available through UTP Journals Online and in print

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  • Acknowledgements

    University of Toronto Law Journal is published quarterly by the University of Toronto Press with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
  • Author resources

    All University of Toronto Law Journal submissions, reviews, and editorial work is done through our online peer review management system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. At this time, we would ask that you please contribute content to the journal through ScholarOne Manuscripts.

    If you are a new contributor to the journal, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/utlj and select “register here” to create a new account. You will be asked to fill in a brief contributor form. Be sure to click the “finish” button to save your data. You will then be able to log in, using the username and password you created, and view the contributor homepage, which is the starting point for all functions available to you as a contributor.

    If you are a returning contributor to the journal, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/utlj and follow the prompts to log in.

    If you previously held an account on PRESTO, you will need to reset your password before logging in for the first time on ScholarOne. To do so, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/utlj and enter your e-mail address in the “Password help” box and press “go” only once. You will receive an e-mail with a link to reset your password. Once the password has been reset, you will be able to log in and view the contributor homepage, which is the starting point for all functions available to you as a contributor.

    For technical support, please visit http://mchelp.manuscriptcentral.com/gethelpnow/ or contact ts.mcsupport@clarivate.com.

    Submission Guidelines
    Reviewer Guidelines
    Book Review Guidelines

    For inquiries, please contact the editor, David Dyzenhaus (david.dyzenhaus@utoronto.ca).

  • Permission information

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