Reminder: Call for Submissions - Reparations & Transitional Justice (San Diego Law Review Symposium)

Posted by Emily Kawahara, community karma 29

The San Diego Law Review (SDLR) is soliciting essays and articles for the Volume 60 Symposium Issue!

Call for Submissions: This year, the topic for the San Diego Law Review Symposium Issue is Reparations and Transitional Justice.  SDLR invites submissions focusing on reparations or transitional justice, locally and globally, and specifically encourages submissions that contribute to the discussion on Black reparations in the United States and redress strategies.

This topic is a product of current discussions in the United States regarding reparations for Black Americans.  Specifically in California, the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans was charged with answering the following question: What does California owe its Black residents?  The Reparations Task Force recently issued an Interim Report with policy recommendations to the California Legislature.  As part of the Task Force staff, the California Department of Justice researched and wrote the Interim Report.  A final report will be issued in July 2023.

SDLR will provide preference to essays and articles that address the California Reparations Task Force’s findings and recommendations and that offer critiques and suggestions to the proposed policies.  This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the discussion on this historic event in California.

Submissions may not have been previously published or pending review with another journal.

Submission Deadline and Review Process: Essays and articles 8,000 to 12,000 words with a minimum of 150 footnotes are strongly preferred.  Longer submissions will also be considered.  Submissions are due by December 18, 2022, at 11:59 PM PST, in Word Document format.

Essays and articles may be submitted through Scholastica or e-mailed to  E-mail submissions must have the following subject line: “Reparations and Transitional Justice Symposium Submission_[Essay/Article].”  Please indicate the type of manuscript accordingly.

SDLR will notify authors of selected manuscripts by January 4, 2023.

Thank you!

San Diego Law Review
, Volume 60