About the Journal

Founded in 1923, The Canadian Bar Review is the bilingual peer-reviewed legal journal of the CBA, where theory and practice meet.

Its mission is to serve the legal profession, the bench, the bar, and the academy by publishing the highest quality legal scholarship that will shape discussion on the most relevant legal issues of our time.

The Canadian Bar Review seeks to:

  • Foster dialogue and collaboration between legal scholars and practitioners.
  • Provide a space for legal thought leaders to address scholars, practitioners and judges about emerging questions of law and policy.
  • Encourage points of engagement for Canada’s great systems of law.
  • Educate the legal profession and the public with the aim of improving the law in principle and in practice.
  • Lead accessibility and innovation in legal academic publishing.

The Review is published by the Canadian Bar Foundation with the editorial and administrative support of the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. The editorial offices of the Review are located at the Faculty of Law and the Co-Editors are Professors Christopher Waters and Wissam Aoun. The Associate Editor is Professor Patrice Deslauriers of the Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal.


This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.