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Call For Papers



The Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice(WYAJ) is committed to advancing critical scholarship and research in the broad areas of access to justice and social justice. The WYAJ recognizes that the work of emerging scholars is often ground-breaking and novel in addressing significant social and legal questions. In light of this, the WYAJ will be dedicating a section in our next volume (2020) to providing a forum for graduate student scholarship and we will be offering prizes for the top two papers published. 

Created in 1979, the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justicewas the earliest Canadian journal devoted to the trans-cultural and international study of individuals and groups excluded from the protections of the domestic or international legal orders. The Yearbookis independently refereed, publishes French and English essays and book reviews, is faculty-run and is supported by a distinguished Advisory Board. TheYearbookencourages a wide diversity of essays from a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, history and comparative literature as well as law.

The Yearbook is available for free on multiple platforms, including Erudit, the Directory of Open Access Journals and University of Windsor's Open Journal System, and Canadian Legal Information Institute(CanLII). All articles have Digital Object Identifiers [DOI], and the journal is indexed widely.

This Call for Papers is open to graduate students currently enrolled in Masters’, Doctoral or Post-Doctoral studieswhether in Canada or internationally. The subject-matter of the papers must fall within the thematic mandate of the WYAJ and the paper must conform to our Submission Guidelines. Please see our website for further details at

Awards of $500 each will be made for the two best papers as determined by an expert selection committee. 

Deadline for submission:  October 31,2019.

For further information please contact the WYAJ at