Canadian Legal Education Annual Review (CLEAR)

CLEAR is a peer-reviewed annual publication of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT). The aim of the journal is to foster scholarly exchange on issues related to legal education relevant to Canadian legal educators, professors, graduate students, and those interested in legal education. In particular, the journal aims to encourage critical and scholarly reflection on the aspirations, goals, objectives, values, and cultures of legal education, and the processes of legal education.

The co-editors-in-chief of CLEAR are Professor Sara Ross (Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University) and Professor Wendy Parkes (Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University).

Call for Submissions

The Canadian Legal Education Annual Review (CLEAR) is now open for submissions for Volume 12. Submissions are rolling, however the volume has an initial review deadline for submissions of February 29, 2024. 

Submissions are encouraged from professionals and researchers in the field of legal education, legal practitioners, and graduate students. For Volume 12, articles in either English or French addressing education in Canadian law schools are particularly encouraged, but all articles that address the broader subject of legal education will also be considered.

Articles of should be no more than approximately 8000 words, though longer articles may be considered on a case-by-case basis, and book reviews should be no more than 2000 words. Articles will be selected based on their fit with Volume 10 and the overall theme of the Journal, and those selected that have received positive peer-reviews will proceed to the publication stage. The Journal will also consider publishing non-peer-reviewed pieces such as pedagogical essays, public lectures, and other items related to innovations in pedagogy.

Articles should be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font with standard margins, and footnotes that conform with the most recent edition of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation.

To submit, please submit your article in .doc or .docx format, along with a copy of your CV, to [email protected]. Please also include your name, institutional affiliation, and a short abstract in the body of the email.

Call for Peer Reviewers

The Canadian Legal Education Annual Review (CLEAR) is seeking professionals and researchers in the field of legal education interested in serving as peer reviewers. If you would like to serve as a peer reviewer for the Journal, please send your expression of interest, including your name, institutional affiliation, and a brief note on your areas of expertise, to [email protected].


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