About the Journal

The Manitoba Law Journal (MLJ) is a peer-reviewed journal founded in 1961. The MLJ's current mission is to provide lively, independent and high caliber commentary on legal events in Manitoba or events of special interest to our community.

The MLJ aims to bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives to the issues it studies, drawing on authors from Manitoba, Canada and beyond. Its studies are intended to contribute to understanding and reform not only in our community, but around the world.

The MLJ has five dimensions, each with its own regular special issues. These are:

  • The Current Legal Landscape: developments in courts and tribunals;
  • Underneath the Golden Boy: developments in legislation and on parliamentary and democratic reform;
  • Criminal Law and Practice, and the social dimensions of criminal law;
  • The Legal Profession, including histories of major developments and figures in Manitoba law, and the rapid evolution of legal practice;
  • Indigenous Law.

The MLJ is funded by the SSHRC grants in aid of scholarly publications, with additional support from the Legal Research Institute of the University of Manitoba, the Faculty of Law Endowment fund.