Middle East Law and Governance The journal Middle East Law and Governance was founded by U of T law faculty member Prof. Anver Emon, and is a collaborative effort between the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Yale Law School. Prof. Emon's co-editors are Prof. Ellen Lust-Okar (Yale University) and Prof. Audrey Macklin (University of Toronto).

The aim of MELG is to provide a peer-reviewed venue for academic analysis in which the legal lens allows scholars and practitioners to address issues of compelling concern to the Middle East. The journal is multi-disciplinary – offering contributors from a wide range of backgrounds an opportunity to discuss issues of governance, jurisprudence, and socio-political organization, thereby promoting a common conceptual framework and vocabulary for exchanging ideas across boundaries – geographic and otherwise. It is also broad in scope, discussing issues of critical importance to the Middle East without treating the region as a self-contained unit. Through this approach, MELG hopes to contribute to shared understandings between peoples, and enhanced discourse on institutional and human development at the local and global levels.