The Journal is managed and edited by a board of student editors with the support of a Faculty Advisor. The Faculty Advisor’s main role is to provide guidance on questions of policy and substantive issues in the areas of planning, reviewing, and editing, and to ensure that students have a satisfactory experience with the Journal.
Students must apply to take Law 587, 588 and 589. Successful applicants will be chosen for their academic excellence, relevant experience and writing ability. Find complete course descriptions here.
The following texts and course materials are required for all editors: The Queen’s Law Journal Editors’ Manual & Course Materials, 2014–2015; and the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2014), known as the McGill Guide.
Copies of the following texts are available in the Journal office.
Donald Raistrick, Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations, 2d ed (London: Bowker-Saur, 1993).
Margaret Shertzer, The Elements of Grammar (New York: Macmillan, 1986).
Joseph M. Williams, Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, 7th ed (New York: Longman, 2002).
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 17th ed (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard Law Review Association, 2000).
The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993)