The UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review seeks submissions for publication in Volume 5 (Spring 2021) from law students, academics, policymakers, practitioners, advocates, activists, and people who have been impacted by the criminal legal system.
CJLR focuses on current topics in criminal law, policy, and practice. We seek to develop discourse on criminal justice by publishing articles, editorials, interviews, and nontraditional pieces from practitioners, legal and nonlegal academics, policymakers, and student contributors. CJLR publishes traditional full-length works of legal analysis as well as other non-academic works. There is no page minimum or limit for consideration.
This year, CJLR is partnering with the UCLA Criminal Justice Program and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women for a symposium series: Whose Streets? Building Safe Communities For All. This series will focus on emerging community-centered alternatives that are taking hold amidst calls to defund the police. Accordingly, we are especially interested in publishing work that explores the possibilities and legal obstacles to creating new forms of response to public safety incidents that are safe and effective for all, though we will accept articles on a range of topics. We encourage submissions on any issues which advance discourse in the field of criminal justice.
Expedited review is available for articles submitted before December 1, 2020. We will continue to consider articles after this deadline depending on availability. Authors may send questions about style, formatting, or publication timeline—and may submit their pieces at any time—by emailing the UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit through Scholastica.