The Columbia Journal of Race and Law (CJRL) seeks to publish articles that broaden the discourse around identity and the role race and ethnicity play in situations across the globe. The Journal is committed to publishing articles that call into question existing paradigms, offer innovative solutions or critiques to current problems, or bring to light a potential issue of future concern.
The Journal has published articles about issues such as affirmative action, immigration, employment law, community development, criminal law, political participation, education, environmental justice, and much more.
CJRL is especially interested in pieces from new voices that push the boundaries of current legal thought, while remaining academically rigorous and true to a high level of scholarship. The Journal is committed to publishing articles that inspire new thought, explore new alternatives, and contribute to the current jurisprudence and public policy. We welcome your submissions and wish you the best in your scholarly endeavors.
CJRL publishes two issues each year: a Fall Issue and a Spring Issue. The Journal welcomes the submission of original manuscripts — an article, essay or a book review submission from legal scholars or practitioners. Submissions from current students will not be considered.
All manuscript correspondence should be submitted through the Scholastica Submissions Service. Manuscript citations must conform to the most recent edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Along with the piece, please submit a resume and a brief description of how your work advances legal scholarship and is distinct from other publications that pertain to similar issues.
We accept submissions on a rolling basis, although it is best to submit by the end of July to be reviewed for the Fall issue and by the end of October to be reviewed for the Spring issue.
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