APPEAL: Review Of Current Law And Law Reform is the only law journal published through the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law. APPEAL is student-run and features student legal writing from across Canada.

APPEAL offers insightful commentary on contemporary issues. The journal publishes articles that demonstrate a timely analysis of current legal issues and that address possibilities for Canadian law reform. APPEAL recognizes and supports students whose legal writing demonstrates a high level of academic excellence by publishing their writing in an annual journal that is read by legal practitioners, students, and the general public.

APPEAL was founded in 1993; the 2015 issue will be the 20th volume. The journal is available by subscription.

The current Editorial Board consists of:

Editor-in-Chief: Katherine Ratcliffe
Business Managers: Britney Newbigging & Quin Sheppard
Publication Managers: David Gill & Jane Henderson
Submissions Managers: Katja Schiffer-Graham & Margaret House
Public Relations Managers: Ivelina Ivanova & Lina Truong

Volunteers are important to the success of APPEAL. Volunteers are recruited to read and critique submitted papers. If you would like to volunteer with APPEAL, please contact us at APPEAL also thanks the members of past Editorial Boards.


APPEAL invites the submission of articles, commentaries, essays and book reviews. APPEAL does not consider submissions that are simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions must be in MS Word Document format and citations must be footnoted and accord with the Canadian Guide for Uniform Legal Citation, 7th Ed. (the “McGill Guide”). Submissions must have been completed by the author at the undergraduate or graduate level. Submissions may be any length, but a word count in the range of 3000 to 10,000 words is suggested. For more information on submission guidelines, please email the Editorial Board at


APPEAL is published once annually. Annual subscriptions to APPEAL are $20.00. Student subscriptions are $10.00. Please direct any subscription inquires to

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APPEAL is grateful to the Law Society of British Columbia, the University of Victoria Faculty of Law and its patrons and sponsors for their ongoing encouragement, support and assistance. Advertising rates are available upon request. All advertising correspondence should be directed to

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