University of Toronto Law Journal
Published Quarterly | E-ISSN 1710-1174 | ISSN 0042–0220
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.
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 Sophia Reibetanz Moreau
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
UTLJ is abstracted / indexed in the following publications:JSTOR
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
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AcknowledgementsUniversity 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.
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