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The Journal of Emerging Technologies and the Law (JETL) is a student-run publication at the University of Toronto. It is set to officially launch in early 2023, although we encourage potential authors to begin drafting their submissions now.

One of the first of its kind in Canada, the JETL aims to encourage scholarship on both the law of emerging technologies, and these technologies’ impact on the practice of law and legal services. The JETL adopts a broad definition of emerging technologies – while it encompasses all new technologies, innovative developments in existing technologies may also fall under this umbrella.

Given the subject matter, the JETL encourages submissions in a wide variety of formats and styles. Anyone is permitted to submit, so long as they meet the high standards of a scholarly publication.

We publish:

  • Scholarly articles;
  • Comments;
  • Book reviews; and
  • Letters.


The JETL accepts submissions on a rolling basis, with volumes published once per year.

Recognizing the rapid nature of this field, the JETL is proud to also host the LIT blog, a forum for shorter articles (less than 1000 words) covering new developments. Blog posts are accepted and published on a rolling basis. 

In addition to publishing in the journal and on the blog, the JETL invites authors to speak about their work on the JETL podcast and video series.