Call for Papers: Criminal Law Bulletin Symposium Issue on the Collateral Consequences of Convictions

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The Criminal Law Bulletin, an interdisciplinary, peer-edited law journal, seeks papers for a special issue exploring the collateral consequences of criminal convictions. Any topic related to collateral consequences is welcome. Topics can include, but are not limited to, immigration consequences, employment and occupational licensing, housing, voting rights, education, sex offender registration, forced labor and the Thirteenth Amendment, and eligibility for government benefits and opportunities.

The journal welcomes unsolicited submissions from legal, social science, and humanities scholars, as well as from justice practitioners, law students, and graduate students in criminology, criminal justice, and related fields.  Although the editors will consider manuscripts of any length between 3,000 and 25,000 words, they prefer manuscripts containing between 5,000 and 15,000 words, inclusive of text, footnotes, tables, and figures. Citations in manuscripts should appear in consecutively numbered footnotes, not endnotes, and follow the style and conventions of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020). Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word and either uploaded via Scholastica or emailed to Connor McDermott, the Guest Editor of this symposium issue, at The deadline for submission is October 1, 2022.

All manuscripts undergo a quick internal review to determine their potential fit with the Criminal Law Bulletin’s mission. Manuscripts that are under consideration for publication may be accepted by the editors or, at the request of any submitter, may be sent for peer review.