The OLR 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. Student editors manage all editorial and operational aspects of the journal with guidance from Faculty Advisors.
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, a first-rate source of research for the legal profession, and a forum for law students to develop their legal skills.
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.
Through its annual events, the OLR further connects the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law with members of the legal community. Each year, the OLR hosts an Annual Symposium, Alumni Dinner, Fundraising Auction and Annual Lecture Series Event.