Ottawa Law Review


The Ottawa Law Review is a bilingual and peer-reviewed academic journal published by the students of the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Since its founding in 1966, the OLR has been committed to the highest standards of quality and excellence. The OLR is an innovative medium for the advancement of legal scholarship and a first-rate source of research for the legal profession. The journal promotes a diversity of opinion on current and relevant legal issues by soliciting articles from jurists, practitioners, and academics. The journal also publishes interviews with distinguished members of the legal profession and book reviews. The OLR’s distinct reputation has resulted in its articles being cited by a number of Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.


Ottawa Law Review
Faculty of Law
Common Law Section
University of Ottawa

Fauteux Hall, Rm: 509
57 Louis Pasteur St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (613) 562-5800, Ext. 3293

The Ottawa Law Review is entirely open access. Issues published since our founding in 1966 are available, for free, to the general public on our website and can be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed, or searched without financial, legal, or technical barriers.

For all inquiries related to print issues, including pricing, please contact Irwin Law at [email protected].

Editorial board

Volume 54 Senior Board (2022-2023)

Faculty Advisors
Professor Yan Campagnolo
Professor Kyle Kirkup

Senior Editors
Matthew Tai | Editor-in-Chief, Administration
Émilie Hogue | Editor-in-Chief, French Articles
Daniella Febbraro | Editor-in-Chief, English Articles
Bernice-Marie Kalubiaka | Executive Editor, French
Eric Fleming | Executive Editor, English
Anne Fontaine | Submissions Manager, French
Dayna MacDonald | Submissions Manager, English
Camille Bontems | Human Resources Manager
Ali Zankar | Business Manager
Isabelle Santerre | Communications Manager
Recia Brown | Academic and Professional Development Manager
Conor McCarthy | Online Manager, Blog
Jenna Smith | Online Manager, Podcast
Dessa Booth | Research Colloquium Manager
George Hua | Special Projects Manager