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 exchanges on issues related to legal education and relevant to all Canadian law professors, graduate students and those who teach law. In particular, the journal aims to encourage critical and scholarly reflections on the aspirations, goals, objectives, values and cultures of legal education and on the processes involved in law teaching.

Each issue is comprised of a number of substantive articles dealing with current issues and problems in legal education, presenting comparative or empirical studies on legal education and action-research projects carried out by professors, examining new trends in adult education or new methods of delivery (including but not limited to learning technologies), and discussing faculty or university reports dealing with issues such as curricular reforms and access to legal education. In addition, the journal features other pieces such as personal stories and reviews of books and other media.

Submissions are closed at this time.

Call for Expressions of Interest

The Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) invites expressions of interest from qualified candidates for the role of Editor-in-Chief of its annual publication, the Canadian Legal Education Annual Review (CLEAR). This position is for a two- or three-year term, commencing May 1, 2020.

The Editor-in-Chief’s primary duties consist of overseeing the submission and review of manuscripts, and ensuring timely publication of the annual issue. In furtherance of these duties, the Editor-in-Chief will carry out a diverse range of tasks, including convening the Editorial Board for the initial review of manuscripts, sending out suitable manuscripts for peer review, communicating with authors regarding submissions, overseeing the copy-editing process, setting and reviewing editorial and peer review guidelines, coordinating with the publisher regarding proofs and publication deadlines, and reporting to the CALT Executive.

This is a unique opportunity to lead Canada’s preeminent scholarly journal devoted to teaching and learning issues in law at a moment of much pedagogical innovation and positive change within the legal academy. 

Desired Skills, Experience, and Attributes:

The ideal candidate will be a passionate legal scholar and educator with significant journal experience (as Editor-in-Chief or a similar role) and a strong track record of punctuality, organization, and attention to detail in that capacity. Candidates should hold a tenured or tenure-track appointment at a Canadian law faculty. Expressions of interest from bilingual candidates are especially encouraged.


Interested candidates should contact: Derek McKee:


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