Call for Submissions


Founded in 1923, the Canadian Bar Review (CBR) is the bilingual peer-reviewed legal journal of the Canadian Bar Association. The CBR is pleased to invite submissions of articles in either English or French. The CBR publishes pieces pertaining to all areas of Canadian public and private law, including full length articles (of 7,000 to 10,000 words), case commentaries and book reviews. The CBR is an online, open-access journal, with articles easily accessible and downloadable in pdf format on the CBR website.

With three issues per year, we consider submissions on a rolling basis. Interested authors may make their submissions through the CBR’s online submission portal.

This year, in honour of the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the CBR, we are planning a special issue for the third edition of this year’s volume 100. The special edition will focus on emerging issues in tech law and intellectual property (IP), and we are inviting authors with an interest in these topics to consider submissions for this special issue. Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, any of the following: data and privacy regulation; the regulation of autonomous vehicles and entities; the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in public administration; copyright law in new digital environments; emerging issues in patent law on the forefront of new technologies (AI; biotechnology); the intersection of tech and IP law and race, gender and/or Indigenous issues. The submission deadline for the special issue is September 1, 2022.

If you have any questions about submissions to the CBR, or the special edition on emerging issues in IP and tech law, please feel free to reach out to Wissam Aoun (, Christopher Waters ( or, for  French language articles, Patrice Deslauriers (

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