Call for Submissions: Fordham Urban Law Journal Vol. 51.4

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The Fordham Urban Law Journal is accepting articles and essays for Volume 51.4.  The Journal publishes themed Issues, this one focusing on how local governments have become innovators and leaders in realm of labor and employment law.  Justice Brandeis once described the states as “laboratories of democracy” in New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann.  Today, cities and municipalities have become this country’s “laboratories” by expanding labor rights beyond the bar set by federal and state protections. 


The Fordham Urban Law Journal has a strong history of addressing legal and public policy issues affecting urban populations across the nation and throughout the world.  The Journal is the second-oldest publication and most-cited specialty journal at Fordham Law School.  The Journal is also the second-most cited public policy law journal edited by students in the country and is one of the few journals that focuses particularly on urban legal policy.  


Among other issues, we hope articles and essays submitted for this issue will address the minimum wage, various “right-to-work” laws, and gig economy worker rights, as cities have operated at the cutting edge in these arenas for at least a decade.  However, the Journal will consider articles and essays examining any aspect of urban governance and policy as it relates to labor and employment.  We wish to explore the topic from a variety of perspectives.  The Journal will also accept proposals and outlines on this topic.  We are accepting both essays over 5,000 words, and articles over 10,000 words.  One-page abstracts are due by August 31, 2023.


Articles or essays, as well as proposals and outlines, can be submitted through online platforms, such as Scholastica, or by email directly to  Should you have any other inquiries, questions or concerns, please reach out to Paris Rogers, Senior Articles Editor, at