Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be double-spaced and submitted via email at Submission of an original paper to LSUJ will be taken to mean that it represents original work not previously published and that has already been subject to a grade in a University of Waterloo Legal Studies approved course.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in .doc (or variation) form.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided in MLA format.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

All authors have referenced and footnoted all ideas, words, and/or other intellectual property from other sources used in the completion of the essays. All authors have included a proper reference list, which includes acknowledgement of all sources used to complete the paper. The essays within this journal shall not be reproduced in any form without permission of the publisher or the author, and shall also not be resubmitted in any way for use in any academic setting. 


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