The TMU Law Review affirms that diversity in publication enriches the legal profession and benefits public and scholarly discourse. We recognize existing barriers in academic publishing that systematically exclude some forms of scholarly works and perspectives based on racial and other systemic biases. We are committed to acknowledging and addressing systemic biases throughout our work, including during the processes of internal review, the selection of external peer reviewers, and manuscript editing.
our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in academic publishing
Toronto, or Tkaronto as it was traditionally known, occupies a place that has been home and traditional territory to Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. This territory is subject to the “Dish with One Spoon Wampum Treaty” between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and Peoples and settlers from all over the globe have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship, and respect. Tkaronto is now home to many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples.
Recognizing where we stand is not to historicize the experiences of Indigenous Peoples or affirm the colonial legal order of Canada. This acknowledgement is one of many intentional acts for addressing injustices and committing ourselves to the path of truth and reconciliation. We aim to publish an academic journal that reflects and affirms Indigenous legal scholarship and worldviews and furthers the goal of decolonization.