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About this Journal

The Journal publishes four issues each year, culling submissions from scholars and students on a range of racial, social and economic justice topics, including:

  • Child Advocacy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Economic Justice
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Family Law
  • National Security and Civil Liberties
  • Racial Justice
  • Same-Sex Marriage

Each year, the Journal also presents a symposium at the Law School featuring some of the most respected scholars and professionals in a given field. Past symposia have addressed legally significant social justice issues, including:

  • Environmental racism
  • Domestic violence
  • Race, Gender and the Media in the 2008 presidential election
  • The economic downturn's impact on New York City
  • Same-Sex Marriage

As a student-run publication, the Journal takes tremendous pride in the opportunities it offers students to engage with leading scholars, attorneys and professionals in the field on cutting-edge topics. Through their involvement with the Journal, students develop valuable research, writing and analytical skills that enhances their classroom learning and facilitates their work in the legal profession. Journal members participate in a series of research and writing workshops, which culminate in a comprehensive research paper of publishable quality addressing a current legal issue in racial, social or economic justice. Our second-year staff members enhance their Journal experience by taking Perspectives on Justice, a course offered exclusively to Journal students that analyzes racial, social and economic justice issues from a legal, historical, and theoretical perspective. As part of the course, Journal students write a note or case comment of publishable quality, a blog post and an op-ed. (See Online Publications).