Welcome from all four directions.

The Indigenous Law Journal is dedicated to developing dialogue and scholarship in the field of Indigenous legal issues both in Canada and internationally. We encourage submissions from all perspectives. Our central concerns are Indigenous legal systems and legal systems as they affect Indigenous peoples.

We are governed by core values that include recognition:

  • that Indigenous legal systems are best learned from the context and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples;
  • that to ensure balance and cultural authenticity, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous participation is required in all of the journal's editorial and business decisions; and
  • that the pursuit of excellence in scholarship is rooted in both an understanding of the past, and a commitment to innovation.

We are a primary source of original, top-quality articles, notes, case comments, and reviews. Our call for submissions goes to hundreds of law schools worldwide.

About Us

The Indigenous Law Journal is a student-run legal journal at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law with a mixture of Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff. We are the first and only Canadian legal journal to exclusively publish articles regarding Indigenous legal issues.

We are committed to decolonizing academia and bringing authentic Indigenous voices into the legal conversation. Our journal therefore features both traditional academic legal writing and non-traditional, Indigenous knowledge sharing. 

Current subscribers to the Indigenous Law Journal include university libraries, courts and tribunals, law firms, Indigenous Peoples' organizations and individuals – not only in Canada but in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere around the world.

Contact Us

For General Inquiries contact indiglaw.journal@utoronto.ca.

Authors, please direct all submissions and all questions about submissions to submissions.ilj@utoronto.ca to ensure the integrity of our double-blind selection process.

Write to us at:

The Indigenous Law Journal
c/o The University of Toronto Faculty of Law
78 Queen's Park Circle
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2C5 Canada