Submission guidelines

Our standard submission policies are below:

The UBC Law Review invites the submission of articles and case comments, as well as recent legislation or law reform comments. We are interested in receiving articles that stimulate debate and encourage discussion on the current state of the law in Canada and abroad. Preference will be given to subjects relating to the law in British Columbia and Canada. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited book reviews.

All submissions must conform to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (9th Edition) and must include an abstract of not more than 250 words.

Most submissions accepted for publication in recent years have not exceeded the following word counts, inclusive of footnotes:

  • Articles: 20,000 words
  • Recent Case or Legislation Comments: 10,000 words

Please note that the UBC Law Review does not consider manuscripts that are simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.

As a refereed journal, all submissions are subject to review and no submission is guaranteed publication, including those that have been revised and resubmitted. Manuscripts will not be returned. The Editors reserve the right to make such editorial changes in manuscripts as are necessary to ensure correctness of grammar and spelling, clarification of obscurities, and conformity to style.


Please e-mail an electronic copy (in Microsoft Word format) of your manuscript to the following address:

For questions, please contact us.

We do not expect to be active in the months of April and December, so please be patient with us during these times. We will respond to any inquiries and correspondence as soon as possible.