Law School Public Interest Programs - Public Interest Journals
Albany Law School
The Government Law & Policy Journal is a scholarly, yet dynamic, periodical covering issues of importance to attorneys working in government and for non-profit organizations. It is published twice yearly by the NY State Bar Assn Committee on Attorneys in Public Service and is produced by ALS's Government Law Center. Several students serve on the Journal's editorial board under the direction of ALS professor and editor-in-chief Vincent Bonventre.
American University Washington College of Law
The American University International Law Review is produced by law students and publishes six issues per year, focusing on issues such as: Arms Control; Labor; Environmental Justice; Gender; Human Rights; Immigration; Ethics; International Crime; and more. ( http://www.wcl.american.edu/pub/ilr/home.htm)
The American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for those interested in gender issues and feminist legal studies. In 1998, the Journal expanded its mission to include social policy as well as gender issues. ( http://www.wcl.american.edu/pub/journals/genderlaw/)
The Human Rights Brief is a publication of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the Washington College of Law. The Human Rights Brief reports about developments in international human rights and humanitarian law, as well as provides concise legal analysis of current human rights issues. ( http://www.wcl.american.edu/hrbrief/)
Sustainable Development Law and Policy is a student-run initiative at American University, Washington College of Law that focuses on reconciling the tensions between environmental sustainability, economic development, and human welfare. The SDLP journal embraces an interdisciplinary approach to provide a fuller view of current legal, political, and social developments. Our mission is to serve as a valuable resource for practitioners, policy makers, and concerned citizens promoting sustainable development throughout the world. ( http://www.wcl.american.edu/org/sustainabledevelopment/)
National Security Law Brief is the nation's first student-run law school publication to focus on the rapidly evolving field of national security law. The publication is a biannual print publication, with a complementary online component, devoted to examining the legal dimensions of United States national security law and policy. In addition to analyzing traditional security issues such as counterterrorism, intelligence collection, and nuclear proliferation, the Brief also examines legal matters related to soft power and cybersecurity. ( http://nationalsecuritylawbrief.com/about-2/)
The Modern American is American University Washington College of Law’s scholarly publication dedicated to diversity and the law. TMA is a student-run publication founded in 2004. The Modern American is a name that conveys the nation’s evolution as an increasingly diverse and complex place that is experiencing tremendous change, both exciting and frightening, in the era of twenty-first century politics. ( http://www.wcl.american.edu/modernamerican/)
The Legislation and Policy Brief was founded in 2008 as the Legislation and Policy Roundtable by Tiana Butcher, Lauren Gilius, and Elizabeth Chernow. The goal of the Roundtable was to provide a legal analysis of current legislative initiatives and policies through an entirely electronic publication and to encourage meaningful debate through the "Roundtable Live" panel series. Initial articles had a specific theme, the first of which was on Election Law. That issue was accompanied by a panel focusing on disenfranchisement and fraud in the 2008 Elections. The Legislation and Policy Brief took its current name in 2009. It has continued the legacy of the Roundtable by publishing an issue once a semester, and by hosting a forum at least once a semester. ( http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/lpb/about.html)
The Labor and Employment Law Forum was founded in 2010 to provide a specific and neutral forum for students, scholars, practitioners, and organizations to explore the complex developments of the law governing the workplace. It serves as a medium that highlights emerging developments in labor and employment law and explores the legal issues that arise under this area of law. The forum is edited and published on a quarterly basis by its staff at the American University Washington College of Law. ( http://aulaborlawforum.org/about/)
American University Intellectual Property Brief ("IP Brief") provides an opportunity for law students, professors, practitioners, and anyone interested in intellectual property law to discuss and learn about substantive IP issues. The IP Brief features daily blog posts from a team of student writers; frequent student-written columns about recent IP-related issues, case updates, and events; and IP law articles from student writers and outside submissions on a semesterly publication cycle. ( http://www.ipbrief.net/about/)
Health Law & Policy Brief is a print and online publication run by law students at American University Washington College of Law. Founded in 2007, the Health Law & Policy Brief publishes articles on a wide array of cutting-edge topics in the area of health law. Such topics include health care compliance, fraud and abuse enforcement, health insurance payment and reimbursement issues, intellectual property issues, international human rights issues, FDA initiatives and policies, and a host of other matters. ( http://www.healthlawpolicy.org/)
The Criminal Law Brief, created in 2005, is a journal dedicated to the complex and constantly evolving world of the criminal justice system. Our audience includes judges and practicing attorneys, students with a strong interest in criminal law, and professors of varied criminal law disciplines. We are dedicated to an open and balanced dialogue on all aspects of criminal law representing all possible perspectives. The Brief is distributed to federal, state, and local government agencies, courts, law firms, and law schools throughout the country. ( http://www.wcl.american.edu/journal/clb/)
Administrative Law Review (ALR) is published four times annually by the students of the Washington College of Law in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. The ALR strives to develop legal research and writing skills of students while publishing articles that serve both practitioners and academicians. Each issue is a nexus of theory and practice containing articles by practicing lawyers, judges, and academicians. The ALR contains student comments and casenotes on administrative law issues. In addition, the ALR regularly publishes symposia, conferences, and meetings on current topics in administrative law. ( http://www.wcl.american.edu/journal/alr/)
Appalachian School of Law
The Appalachian Journal of Law's mission statement focuses, in part, on scholarship related to community service. The Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal promotes the understanding of issues in the field of natural resources law.
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Ave Maria School of Law
Barry University School of Law
Baylor University Law School
Boston College Law School
Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
First published in 1971, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review (EA) is one of the nation's two oldest law reviews dedicated to environmental law. Having developed and maintained a national reputation as one of the country's leading environmental and land use journals, EA has the highest subscription rate among the law reviews at Boston College Law School.Third World Law Journal
Founded in 1978, the Third World Law Journal is a unique legal periodical that fills the need for a progressive, alternative legal perspective on issues both within the United States and in the developing world. The Journal's scope includes issues affecting underrepresented populations, human and civil rights, immigration, women's and children's issues, and issues of disproportionate economic impact. Published twice annually, the Journal contains articles by outside authors, student notes, and student book reviews. The founders of the Journal envisioned it as a forum for discussing legal issues affecting people, cultures, and institutions that share a common history of colonialism, oppression, under-representation, and marginalization in the political and economic processes.
For a complete listing of BC Law journals and for more detailed information about the journals, visit: www.bc.edu/schools/law/lawreviews
Boston University School of Law
The Public Interest Law Journal (PILJ) is a non-partisan publication dedicated to the academic discussion of legal issues within the public interest. The PILJ focuses on constitutional law, criminal law, and family law, as well as legal ethics, environmental issues, education law, and civil rights law. Edited by second and third-year students, the PILJ features articles relating to public interest written by practicing lawyers, professors, judges, scholars and public officials, as well as book reviews, current developments in the law, and other commentaries. The Journal also publishes student-written Notes on current public interest issues.
In addition to PILJ , there are several other scholarly journals which offer students the opportunity to research and write about current legal topics in the field of public interest law. The other law school journals are the Boston University Law Review, American Journal of Law and Medicine, Annual Review of Banking & Financial Law, Boston University International Law Journal and Journal of Science & Technology Law. http://www.bu.edu/law/central/jd/organizations/journals/pilj/index.html
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
Education and Law Journal: The journal focuses on education issues. Student editors have the option of participating in public school mentoring programs. Faculty Advisor: Professor Scott Ferrin, firstname.lastname@example.org, (801) 422-4804.
Journal of Public Law: This student-edited journal focuses on issues arising in public law. Faculty Advisor: Professor Lynn Wardle, email@example.com, (801) 422-2617.
Brooklyn Law School
Articles in The Brooklyn Law Review, Brooklyn Journal of International Law and particularly The Journal of Law and Policy often address issues relevant to the public interest community. In addition, website users can access the section on public service directly from the School's homepage. That section provides a wealth of information about many aspects of the public service program including pro bono opportunities, clinics, faculty, curriculum, funding, fellowships and internships, and others topics. Employment and job search resources are also available in the Public Service section of the website. As of the Fall of 2009, Brooklyn Law School’s website will include an internal portal for enrolled students, and sections of the website intended for their use will not be viewable on the external website.
California Western School of Law
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Capital University Law School
Case Western Reserve University Law School
Catholic University of America School of Law
Chapman University School of Law
Charleston School of Law
Charlotte School of Law
City University of New York Law at Queens College
New York City Law Review http://www.law.cuny.edu/academics/LawReview.html
Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Columbia University School of Law
Columbia Journal of Gender and Law
Columbia Human Rights Law Review, including the Jailhouse Lawyers Manual
Columbia Journal of Environmental Law
Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems
Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts
The National Black Law Journal
Cornell Law School
Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy:
Volume 14 Number 1, Fall 2004
Volume 14 Number 2, Summer 2005
Volume 14 Number 3, Summer 2005
Cornell Law Review:
Volume 90 Number 1, November 2004
Volume 90 Number 2, January 2005
Volume 90 Number 3, March 2005
Cornell International Law Journal:
Volume 37 Issue 1
Volume 37 Issue 3
Volume 38 Issue 1
Creighton University School of Law
DePaul University College of Law
Journal for Social Justice - The Journal for Social Justice is a publication of the Center for Public Interest Law. It promotes discussion of public policy issues, encouraging submissions of interdisciplinary work. The journal offers legal practitioners, community leaders, academics and students, the opportunity to voice their concerns, share their unique experiences, offer radical viewpoints and propose solutions. Journal articles are meant to reflect the experiences of the author. The Journal also explores alternative publication formats and expands content options to broaden access and better engage readers.
Center for Public Interest Law Newsletter – The Advocate – The Center for Public Interest Law publishes a quarterly newsletter. http://www.law.depaul.edu/centers_institutes/public_interest/newsletter.asp
Drake University School of Law
Constitutional Law Symposium http://www.law.drake.edu/centers/conLaw/#conLawSymposium
Drake Journal of Agricultural Law http://students.law.drake.edu/agLawJournal/
Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
Duke University School of Law
All the journals regularly feature public interest articles. Sample public interest articles for 2004-2005 can be found at http://www.law.duke.edu/journals
Duquesne University School of Law
Elon University School of Law
Emory University School of Law
For a complete list, visit www.law.emory.edu/pi.
Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
Florida A&M University College of Law
Florida Coastal School of Law
No journals. Information about the law school clinics can be found at http://www.fcsl.edu/clinic/clinical-programs.
Florida International University College of Law
Florida State University College of Law
Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law
Journal of Transnational Law and Policy
Fordham University School of Law
George Mason University School of Law
George Washington University Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy
Georgetown Journal on Gender & the Law
Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
American Criminal Law Review
Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
Georgetown Law Journal
Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives
Journal of National Security Law and Policy
Georgia State University College of Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal http://www.GGU.edu/lawlibrary/environmental_law_journal
The Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law http://www.GGU.edu/lawlibrary/annual_survey
Gonzaga University School of Law
Hamline University School of Law
Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy - http://law.hamline.edu/jplp/index.html
Harvard University Law School
BlackLetter Law Journal
Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
Environmental Law Review
Human Rights Journal
Journal of Law and Public Policy
Latino Law Review
Women's Law Journal
Hofstra University School of Law
HOFSTRA LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW JOURNAL, Volume 22, No. 2 (Spring 2005) - The 40th Anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Howard University School of Law
Human Rights & Globalization Law Review
Illinois Institute of Technology: Chicago-Kent College of Law
The A2J Student Editorial Board is a student-run initiative directed at training students in the use of A2J Author®, creating A2J Guided Interviews® and conducting research to increase access to justice. The A2J Student Editorial Board is comprised of a Chief Editor, Executive Editor, Senior Editors and Associate Editors.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington)
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies: The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies is a student-edited, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal focusing on the intersections of global and domestic legal regimes, markets, politics, technologies, and cultures. This Journal seeks to facilitate dialogue among international communities of scholars in law, politics, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and other disciplines with intersecting concerns bearing on new forms of global law in the United States and around the world.
Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality: The Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality serves as an interdisciplinary academic forum for scholars, practitioners, policy makers, and students to contribute to society's understanding of legal and policy issues concerning social equality. The Journal aims to become a major effort for leading scholars and practitioners to improve race and gender relations, foster new research in and across the disciplines, and provide the intellectual foundation for the pursuit of social justice.
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Inter American University of Puerto Rico: Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law
John Marshall Law School
John Marshall Law School – Atlanta
Lewis & Clark Law School
Animal Law Review Animal Law was the first journal dedicated to animal law issues and today is the leading journal in this rapidly growing field. The objective is to provide a balanced scholarly forum to discuss all aspects of animal law. Animal Law is published bi-annually. Each volume includes two issues: a fall/winter issue and a spring/summer issue.
Environmental Law Established in 1969, Environmental Law is the nation's oldest law review dedicated solely to environmental issues. Environmental Law publishes four issues each year on a quarterly calendar. Topics of discussion run the gamut from in-depth analyses of recent cases to more abstract discussions of the latest pollution prevention theories.
Lewis & Clark Law Review Lewis & Clark Law Review is a general-purpose law review publishing original scholarship from across the legal academy. Select issues focus in part or in full on public interest topicsWeb Sites:
Career & Professional Development Center
Institutes and Centers
Journals and Publications
Northwest Public Service Career Fair
Pro Bono & Community Service Program
Public Interest Law
Liberty University School of Law
None at this time.
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Loyola Law School: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
37 Loyola Law Review - Social Justice Symposium
Loyola University Chicago: Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola Public Interest Law Reporter, a student-edited national magazine of news and features on the law of human rights, economic justice, criminal justice, the environment, and government operations.
Loyola University New Orleans: Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
Loyola University New Orleans Journal of Public Interest Law
http://law.loyno.edu/%7Epublaw. Printing costs and $12,000 in scholarships for editorial board members are provided by the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center.
Marquette University Law School
Established in 1999 Marquette University Law School Elder's Advisor is a quarterly, national journal devoted to law and policy issues of later life, retirement, disability and financial planning. Elder's Advisor is produced biannually by student staff members and is a publication of Marquette University Law School. Marquette Law students have the opportunity to work closely with experts in the field to bring to publication a readable compendium of current issues, complex policy problems, and counseling for elder clients and constituents.
Mercer University School of Law
Michigan State University College of Law
Mississippi College: Mississippi College School of Law
New England School of Law: New England School of Law
The Center for Law and Social Responsibility, http://www.nesl.edu/clsr/
The Center for International Law and Policy, http://www.nesl.edu/center/
The New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, http://www.nesl.edu/journal/
The New England Journal of International and Comparative Law, http://www.nesl.edu/intljournal/
New York Law School: New York Law School
Justice Action Center Student Capstone Journal
Lawyers Without Borders Global Human Rights Bulletin
New York University: New York University School of Law
For a complete list of NYU's journals, see http://www.law.nyu.edu/journals/.
Environmental Law Journal- http://www1.law.nyu.edu/journals/envtllaw/
Journal of International Law and Politics - http://www.law.nyu.edu/journals/jilp/index.htm
Journal of Legislation and Public Policy - http://www.law.nyu.edu/journals/legislation/index.htm
Law Review - http://www.law.nyu.edu/journals/lawreview/index.htm
Review of Law and Social Change - http://www.law.nyu.edu/journals/reviewoflawandsocialchange/index.htm
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Northeastern University: Northeastern University School of Law
The Northeastern University Law Journal emphasizes the practical application of the law and exploring the ways by which the experience of practicing law can educate. By asking practitioners to analyze and write about their own experiences, the Journal accomplishes two educational functions for the legal community. First it informs the legal community about the range of practical issues which confront practitioners in a particular field, and compares the variety of manners by which these issues are resolved. Second it places these issues in legal context by analyzing the legal scholarship and relating the academic analysis to the practical application.
Northern Illinois University: Northern Illinois University College of Law
Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Northwestern University: Northwestern University School of Law
Journal of Law and Social Policy
Journal of International Human Rights
Notre Dame: Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy
The Journal, which directly analyzes law and public policy from an ethical perspective, is published by the Thomas J. White Center. http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/student/journals.html
Journal of College and University Law
This is the only U.S. law review devoted solely to the law of higher education. http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/student/journals.html a>
Nova Southeastern University: Shepard Broad Law Center
Ohio Northern Claude W. Pettit College of Law
Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
- Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
- Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law
- I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society
- Election Law @ Moritz
Oklahoma City University: Oklahoma City University School of Law
Pace University School of Law
Pace Law Review Volume 24.2
21 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 1 & 2
Pennsylvania State University The Dickinson School of Law
While Penn State Law does not have a specific public interest journal, it does have a number of public interest publications including an annually updated "Guide to Public Interest Opportunities", weekly public interest updates, bi-annual newsletters, and the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs.
Pepperdine University: Odell McConnell Law Center
Phoenix School of Law
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Regent University: School of Law
Roger Williams University: School of Law
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Center for Law and Justice (Newark)
Women's Rights Law Reporter
Race and the Law Review
Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey School of Law, Camden
Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion
Rutgers Journal of Law & Urban Policy
Saint John's University School of Law
Saint Louis University: Saint Louis University School of Law
Public Law Review
Saint Mary's University of San Antonio: St. Mary’s University of San Antonio School of Law
The Scholar is a law review that focuses on minority issues.
Saint Thomas University: St. Thomas University School of Law (FL)
St. Thomas Law publishes The Florida Public Interest Journal on behalf of the Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar.
Samford University: Cumberland School of Law
Santa Clara University: Santa Clara University School of Law
The Santa Clara Law Review dedicated a symposium to Social Justice: Meeting Human Needs, Examining the Social Safety Net for Working America. This issue can be found at 44 Santa Clara Law Review, Number 4, 2004.
Seattle University: Seattle University School of Law
The Seattle Journal for Social Justice is a peer-reviewed, student-edited, interdisciplinary journal. The SJSJ publishes writings that reflect theoretical, literary and hands-on approaches toward achieving social justice. Traditional academic articles are welcome. Non-traditional formats such as narrative, commentary, interview, essay and artwork are also encouraged. www.law.seattleu.edu/sjsj
Seton Hall University: Seton Hall University School of Law
Certain faculty teach classes in which students participate in public interest litigation projects.
South Texas College: South Texas College of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Southern University Law Center
Southwestern University: Southwestern Law School
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Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School offers several journals that cover substantive issues relating to public policy and public interest matters.
Environmental Law Journal (ELJ), which was founded in 1978, is a semiannual scholarly periodical dedicated to analyses of current environmental legal issues and policies.
Compiled and edited entirely by Stanford Law School students, ELJ publishes articles, and sometimes essays, on timely and important issues in natural resources law, environmental policy, law and economics, international environmental law, and other topics relating to law and the environment. For example, ELJ has covered such topics as hazardous waste, energy development, natural resources conservation and regulation, global warming, and environmental justice. In particular, ELJ seeks to educate regarding the complexities of the natural world as reflected in the law, and to impart an understanding of the environment within the framework of the legal system.
ELJ solicits submissions from academics, practitioners, and others; it also accepts student articles. ELJ publishes in January and June.
Stanford Journal of Animal Law and Policy was founded in August 2007 to provide a widely accessible forum for the publication and discussion of animal law scholarship.
The Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (SJCRCL) is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to civil rights and liberties issues both domestically and internationally. It seeks to explore the changing landscape of the civil rights and civil liberties dialogue, the real world implications of these changes on society, and the larger structural and systemic implications of these issues.
The Stanford Journal of International Law (SJIL) is a scholarly periodical devoted to analyses of current international legal issues. The student-run biannual prints articles by professors, practitioners, and students on a wide range of legal topics, including public international law, human rights, international trade, and comparative law. SJIL also publishes book reviews.
Within the law school community, SJIL exposes students to cutting-edge issues in international law and develops their research, writing, and editing skills. Outside the law school, it provides a resource for the exchange of scholarly ideas among practitioners, professors, judges, and holders of political office.
SJIL particularly encourages students to write and publish both full-length "notes" and shorter "recent developments." These shorter pieces are half the length of regular notes and discuss the legal significance of an important recent event in international law.The staff of SJIL is composed of approximately fifty members and twenty editors who work closely with authors on the material for each issue. First-year students are encouraged to participate in the spring workshop and can become editors by the end of their second semester.
The Stanford Journal of Law, Science, and Policy is a peer reviewed journal for innovative interdisciplinary scholarship that bridges the divide between legal and scientific scholarship. The semiannual journal provides a unique opportunity for scientists and legal scholars to write together and is freely available online to ensure a broad readership.
The Stanford Law & Policy Review (SLPR) publishes academic articles that analyze the intersection of local and national policy with our legal system. While maintaining the scholarly standards of other law journals, SLPR is written for and distributed to the nation's policymakers: lawyers, judges, government officials, scholars in law and the social sciences, and leaders in the business world. Each issue features a symposium on a current policy topic.
Stetson University: Stetson University College of Law
Although Stetson does not have a journal dedicated specifically to public interest, specific editions of the Stetson Law Review have focused on issues pertinent to the public interest, such as non-profit symposiums issues and local government issues.
Suffolk University Law School
SUNY Buffalo Law School
ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (housed at UB Law School) http://www.abanet.org/forums/affordable/writing/home.shtml
Buffalo Environmental Law Journal http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/belj/
Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal http://wings.buffalo.edu/law /bpilj/
Buffalo Human Rights Law Journal http://wings.buffalo.edu/law /bhrlc/
Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/bjglsp/
Syracuse University: College of Law
Impunity Watch - Impunity Watch's fundamental goal is to provide a means of casting a light on perceived injustices and providing a voice for the voiceless. This is achieved by providing an open forum, real-time unbiased objective reporting, and reflection on impunity issues throughout the world. Further, they endeavor to foster awareness and build readership by publishing timely, scholarly articles written by academic, professional, and student authors on impunity issues. The publication's true hope is to inspire awareness and to immediately alert the world to impunity issues as they arise. It is the goal of the publication to give the modern day Anne Frank a medium to instantaneously share her story while there is still time to make a difference.
Temple University: James E. Beasley School of Law
Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review
Texas A & M University School of Law
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Texas Tech University School of Law
Thomas Jefferson School of Law: Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Cooley's public interest journal is the Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. Cooley's Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism also maintains its own website focusing on its programs and opportunities: www.cooley.edu/ethics/.
Touro College: Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Tulane University: Tulane University School of Law
The Tulane Environmental Law Journal – http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsstudentlife/index.aspx?id=626&terms=environmental+law+journal
University of Akron: C. Blake McDowell Law Center
University of Alabama: University of Alabama School of Law
Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review
Alabama Law Review
Journal of the Legal Profession
Law & Psychology Review
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
The Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
University of Arkansas at Little Rock: William H. Bowen School of Law
University of Arkansas School of Law
Legal Services of Arkansas
Arkansas Access to Justice Commission
Arkansas Bar Association Publications-Pamphlets for the Public
University of Baltimore School of Law
University of California - Irvine School of Law
UCI Law Review: The UC Irvine Law Review was founded in the spring of 2010, during the inaugural year of the UC Irvine School of Law. The Law Review aims to promote exceptional legal scholarship by featuring contributions from a spectrum of academic, practical, and student perspectives. The Review launched its inaugural volume during the 2010-2011 academic year, and often includes public interest focused articles and notes.
University of California - Los Angeles
University of California at Davis: University of California at Davis School of Law
Although the law school does not have a journal dedicated to public interest, all journals at UC Davis support public interest research and writing.
UC Davis Journal of International Law & Policy http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/jilp/about_us.htm
UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/jjlp/default.html
UC Davis Law Review http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/lawreview/
Environs (Biannual environmental law and policy journal). http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/environs/
University of California, Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
- The Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law is at the core of Berkeley's vibrant criminal law community, which includes the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice and an intellectual student body that is ideologically diverse but uniformly dedicated to excellence in criminal law.
- The Ecology Law Quarterly (ELQ) is the school's environmental law journal. Since its founding in 1970, ELQ has consistently reflected the journal members' broad conception of environmental law and policy. Recent issues have included articles on court cases involving the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, environmental liability standards and the Endangered Species Act. In 1990 ELQ was awarded the United Nations Environmental Programme's Global 500 Award, recognizing the journal as one of the top 500 environmental organizations in the world.
- The Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (BJELL) focuses exclusively on current developments in labor and employment law.
- The Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL) publishes articles, case notes and book reviews that address current issues of international and comparative law.
- The mandate of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice (BGLJ) is to publish pieces that address the lives and struggles of underrepresented women. BGLJ believes that excellence in feminist legal scholarship requires critical examination of the intersection of gender with one or more other axes of subordination including, but not limited to, race, class, sexual orientation, and disability.
- The Asian American Law Journal (AALJ) provides a comprehensive forum for legal scholars, practitioners and students to discuss the legal, policy, and social implications of issues concerning Asian Americans.
- The Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy (BJALP) is dedicated to addressing legal and policy issues that affect the African-American community and people of color, in general. The journal deals with such matters as constitutional law, criminal justice, civil rights, African-American participation in the political process, the death penalty, fair housing, economic development in the African-American community, African immigration to the United States, and health issues that affect African Americans.
- The Berkeley La Raza Law Journal (BLRLJ) focuses on legal issues affecting the Latina/o community. Past articles have covered a range of topics, including bilingual education, affirmative action, immigration law, labor law and policy, voting rights, and Latina/o critical theory. BLRLJ also hosts an annual symposium.
- The Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law (JMEIL) is dedicated to Middle Eastern, Islamic, and comparative law scholarship. JMEIL publishes academic articles and student comments analyzing the laws of Middle Eastern countries and the Islamic world, the study and application of Islamic jurisprudence, and the impact of law on Muslim and Middle Eastern communities globally.
- IMPACT is a multidisciplinary journal fusing research, practice and policy to advance the success of urban youth. The journal is dedicated to critically evaluating the reasons why urban youth are disproportionately enduring the brunt of failing social policies. Its goal is to bring the insights of scholar and practitioners together in one journal, so that their work may collectively inspire legislators and policymakers to achieve viable solutions to this growing problem.
- The mission of Issues in Legal Scholarship is to present cutting-edge legal and policy research on pressing topics quickly and in a format that encourages discussion and interaction. Online peer-reviewed symposia systematically address emerging issues of great significance and offer ongoing scholarship of interest to policy and legal researchers alike. Each symposium is a living forum with ongoing publications and commentaries. Symposium topics include Single-Sex Marriage, Immigration Policy, and Catastrophic Risks. On-line publication makes it possible for other researchers to find the best and latest quickly, as well as to join in further discussion.
Links to journal websites can be found at: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/228.htm
University of California-Hastings College of the Law
Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal
Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy
Hastings Women's Law Journal
University of Chicago: University of Chicago Law School
University of Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati College of Law
University of Colorado: School of Law
Colorado Journal on International Environmental Law and Policy, http://www.colorado.edu/law/cjielp/
University of Connecticut: University of Connecticut School of Law
The Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal maintains a website at http://www.law.uconn.edu/journals/cpilj. The Journal is managed exclusively by students and is aimed at bringing greater attention to public interest legal scholarship.
University of Dayton: University of Dayton School of Law
The School of Law sponosrs a quarterly social justice column in the Dayton Lawyer Magazine, a publication for law graduates and others in community.
University of Denver: Sturm College of Law
The College of Law is currently in the process of developing a public interest website at: http://www.law.du.edu/publicinterest
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
University of Florida: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
The Journal of Law and Public Policy - http://www.law.ufl.edu/news/publications.shtml
University of Georgia School of Law
University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law
University of Houston Law Center
University of Idaho: College of Law
University of Illinois College of Law
The Elder Law Journal
The Journal is an academic publication published twice annually by the students of the University of Illinois College of Law. The Elder Law Journal is the only scholarly publication addressing elder law issues in the country. The Journal publishes manuscripts that not only address policy decisions, but also serve as guides to attorneys practicing in the field. The members of The Elder Law Journal are also quite active in bringing leading experts to the College of Law to address significant topics in this area.
The Comparative Labor Law Journal
The Journal was founded in 1976 to provide a venue for the very best scholarship in the comparative analysis of labor law, employment policy, and social security issues. In 1997, the Journal moved to the University of Illinois where it was renamed Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal and its Editorial Advisory Board broadened better to reflect its mission.
With an extensive world-wide circulation, the Journal has become a major international forum for research, theoretical and applied, in an area of growing importance to the developed and in the developing world.
Prisoners' Rights Research Project
Indigent prisoners incarcerated across the country write to the Project requesting answers to specific legal problems. Working under a student supervisor and faculty advisor, volunteers hone their research skills and gain significant insight into our corrections system by answering these complex questions.
Illinois Law & Economics Papers
Faculty members at the College of Law have published their recent scholarly papers online through the Legal Scholarship Network of the Social Science Research Network. Many of the submissions by the faculty include cutting edge analysis of topics of critical public interest value.
The Bushong Student Award The Award is a writing competition wherein College of Law students will compete for the scholarship based on a written article or other paper dedicated to presenting topics relating to gay and lesbian legal rights issues.
Other well respected publications at the College of Law, including the University of Illinois Law Review, generally regarded as one of the preeminent law reviews in the country, and the Illinois Law Update, frequently address emerging issues and critical analysis of laws relevant to the field of public interest.
University of Iowa College of Law
Journal of Gender, Race & Justice – http://www.law.uiowa.edu/journals/grj/
"The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is not for the weak of heart or the timid in spirit. Feminist inquiry and critical race analysis are the touchstones of our endeavor. Our building blocks are new forms of analysis that reach beyond traditional conceptions of legal thought. We challenge our writers, our readers, and ourselves to question who we are and how the law defines us. We strive to be a transformative experience. In a spirit of openness, we explore how we are classified, stratified, ignored and singled out under the law because of our race, sex, gender economic class, ability, sexual identity and the multitude of labels applied to us. Identity is a matrix of experiences; when the law fails to recognize any one facet of our identity, both the law and the person lose invaluable dimension. Our challenge is to examine how we negotiate our identities, how the legal system negotiates them for us and how these negotiations affect our ability to attain justice.
Our conception of justice looks beyond legal rights to how fairness, equity and respect delineate the boundaries of what legal justice must, at a minimum, entail. We include all struggles against oppression within this conception. We seek to invoke a vision of justice that is without fear, a vision that allows us to be who we are as we are, without sanction or penalty. We encourage personal and social responsibility towards achieving this vision, and we welcome all viewpoints and ideas that are expressed with respect and collegiality.
Finally, we are a journal that promotes living discussion. Through our annual symposium, we will test, shape and strengthen our scholarship by bringing a myriad of experiences into the realm of legal thought. We intend to build alliances across differences, to rub ideas together and watch the sparks fly. We invite you to help us fan the flames, to set the legal community on fire."
University of Kansas: School of Law
The Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy www.law.ku.edu/publications/journal/issues/.
University of Kentucky College of Law
University of La Verne College of Law
University of Louisville: Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
University of Maine School of Law
University of Maryland: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
University of Miami School of Law
University of Michigan: University of Michigan Law School
University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform -- http://www.mjlr.org
Michigan Journal of International Law -- http://mjilonline.org
Michigan Journal of Gender & Law -- https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/lawmjgl/
Michigan Journal of Race & Law -- http://students.law.umich.edu/mjrl/
University of Minnesota: University of Minnesota Law School
The U of M Law School has a student-edited, faculty-edited, and student- and faculty-edited scholarly journals. xAll seven journals are open to articles related to public interest but the most relevant journals to public interest include:
- Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice
- Constitutional Commentary
- Crime and Justice
- The Labor Lawyer
University of Mississippi School of Law
University of Missouri - Columbia: School of Law
Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law
University of Missouri Kansas City University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law
University of Montana: University of Montana School of Law
University of Nebraska: University of Nebraska College of Law
University of Nevada, Las Vegas: William S. Boyd School of Law
5 Nev. L.J. (Fall 2004) (Symposium Issue: Pursuing Equal Justice in the West)
Nevada Law Journal, Volume 6, (Spring 2006), Number 3 – Special Issue on Legal Representation of Children
University of New Hampshire School of Law
University of New Hampshire Law Review:
In the Spring of 2011, the University of New Hampshire Law Review is dedicating its final issue as a Social Justice Symposium. Additionally, Luke Nelson, a third-year law student and Editor-and-Chief of the Law Review, will publish an article addressing Al Maqaleh v. Gates , 605 F.3d 84 (D.C. Cir. 2010)—the latest case applying the detainee test to determine the reach of the Suspension Clause and ability for detainees captured during the "War on Terror" to challenge their detention through habeas corpus petitions.
The Law Review anticipates dedicating a volume issue—each year—to a social justice concern.
University of New Mexico School of Law
University of North Carolina: University of North Carolina School of Law
University of North Dakota School of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Law
University of Oregon: University of Oregon School of Law
Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation -- http://www.law.uoregon.edu/org/jell/
Western Environmental Law Update -- http://www.pielc.org/LAW.html
University of Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Law School
Constitutional Law Journal
HYBRID: Journal of Law and Social Change
University of Pittsburgh: School of Law
Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law
University of Puerto Rico School of Law
University of Richmond T. C. Williams School of Law
Richmond Journal for Law and the Public Interest
The Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest is the scholarly voice for issues pertaining to social welfare, public policy, and a broad spectrum of jurisprudence. Published four times a year, the Journal publishes its content online to reach the widest audience possible, while also publishing one annual print issue focused on the work of the Virginia General Assembly. Our authors have included experienced practitioners, esteemed legal professors, and insightful individuals working to change the world around them. http://rjolpi.richmond.edu/
University of Saint Thomas: School of Law (MN)
University of San Diego School of Law
The law school's Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI) publications include:
- California Children's Budget 2004-05 (San Diego, CA; 2004)
- 2004 Children's Legislative Report Card (San Diego, CA; 2004)
- 2004 CAI Annual Report (San Diego, CA; 2005)
- Children's Regulatory Law Reporter, Vol. 5, No. 2 (San Diego, CA; 2005)
University of San Francisco School of Law
University of South Carolina: University of South Carolina School of Law
University of South Dakota School of Law
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, The Review of Law and Social Justice has as its purpose the exploration of legal issues from a social justice perspective. The Review focuses on an interdisciplinary examination of social legal issues and solicits papers from scholars in a variety of fields. For more information visit http://law.usc.edu/why/students/orgs/rlsj/index.cfm.
University of Tennessee College of Law
The College of Law maintains multiple webpages dedicated to pro bono and public interest topics, which can be accessed at the following URLs: http://law.utk.edu/pro-bono/, http://law.utk.edu/pro-bono/hot-topics-in-public-interest/, and http://law.utk.edu/pro-bono/public-interest-funding/
Additionally, the College of Law sponsors The Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice. The Journal provides an interdisciplinary academic platform that focuses on legal issues affecting people of different races, genders and other societal forces. The website for this Journal can be accessed at http://law.utk.edu/publications/the-tennessee-journal-of-race-gender-social-justice/
The College of Law also sponsors the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy. The Journal analyzes the latest developments in law and public decision-making. It explores areas touching on a number of disciplines and attracts readers from a variety of professional interests. By publishing essays and commentaries, in addition to traditional scholarly articles, the Journal offers a unique addition to the scholastic environment of the University. The website for this Journal can be accessed at: http://law.utk.edu/publications/tennessee-journal-of-law-and-policy/
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Texas Environmental Law Journal, http://www.texenrls.org/publications_journal.cfm
Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy, http://www.utexas.edu/law/journals/thjlp/
Texas International Law Journal, http://www.tilj.org/
Texas Journal of Women and the Law, http://www.tjwl.org
Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, http://www.utexas.edu/law/journals/tjclcr/
University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Journal of National Security Law & Policy
The Journal of National Security Law & Policy is devoted exclusively to national security law and policy. Issues feature current articles by creative thinkers from a range of disciplines other than law such as military, intelligence, law enforcement, public health, and civil liberties communities. The Journal's mission is to publish rigorous analysis of the our nation's greatest challenges and contribute to the formulation of fair, credible solutions that balance our need for liberty and security.
Unlike most law journals, the Journal is peer-reviewed and faculty edited. The Journal involves the national security law and policy experts on its distinguished Editorial Team.
University of Toledo: College of Law
University of Tulsa: College of Law
University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Virginia Environmental Law Journal (VELJ) - VELJ is dedicated to providing a national forum for research and discussion in the areas of environmental and natural resource law. Published quarterly by Law School students, the journal includes articles by scholars, practitioners and environmental professionals, as well as student notes, on a broad array of topics from environmental justice to corporate liability.
Virginia Journal of Criminal Law - The Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, created in 2010, publishes scholarly articles on criminal law and procedure twice yearly. The journal also sponsors legal symposia and conferences.
Virginia Journal of International Law (VJIL) - As the oldest continuously published, student-edited law review in the United States devoted exclusively to the fields of public and private international law, the Virginia Journal of International Law is considered by many to be the finest and most authoritative journal of its kind. Positions on the journal's editorial board are open to all students in the Law School and in other schools of the University who successfully complete a written tryout that is conducted every spring and fall.
Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law - This journal is a student-edited law journal which publishes articles exploring the intersection of law and social policy issues. Recognizing the significance of the law and legal institutions on social conditions, the journal provides a forum in which to examine contending legal, judicial and political perspectives. Among the issues the journal addresses are: health care policy, welfare reform, criminal justice, voting rights, civil rights, family law, employment law, gender issues, education and critical race theory.
University of Washington: University of Washington School of Law
Disorient: Critical Legal Journal of Pacific Northwest: http://students.washington.edu/dislaw/
Disorient is a student-run, on-line, interdisciplinary law journal at the University of Washington School of Law. The journal is a forum that will support the development of theory and praxis affecting those traditionally marginalized by the legal academy and dominant social formations. Disorient's primary goal is to initiate a dialogue between scholars, activists and organizations. It will expose the many intersections between the law and race, gender, sexuality and class-based oppression, and will foster change through a multidisciplinary analysis. The journal works to increase local and global cooperation, promote discussion between those working in related fields, and encourages progressive, institutional changes to confront the effects of systematic oppression. Disorient maintains a commitment to historically, socially, and politically grounded modes of critique and attempts to close the divide between transformative intellect and community engagement.
University of Wisconsin: Law School
Wisconsin Law Review
The Wisconsin Law Review is a student-run journal of legal analysis and commentary that is used by professors, judges, practitioners, and others researching contemporary legal topics. The Law Review, which is published six times each year, includes professional and student articles, with content spanning local, state, national, and international topics. In addition to publishing the journal, the Law Review sponsors an annual symposium at which leading scholars debate a significant issue in contemporary law. Students earn membership on the Law Review through a writing competition at the end of their first year.
The Wisconsin International Law Journal
The Wisconsin International Law Journal established in 1982, is written by both professionals in the field and by law students. The Journal offers articles of scholarly and practical interest in various areas of international law. Student members of the Journal edit articles of interest in various areas of international law and draft articles for submission and possible publication. Each spring, the student members coordinate a conference on recent topics of interest in international law.
Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society
The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society is a student-edited journal with a national scope. The Journal, which was established in 1985, publishes contributions from faculty, students, and practitioners on a wide-range of legal topics. Its focus is on scholarship that examines the intersection of law and gender with issues of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society is open to all students.
University of Wyoming School of Law
Valparaiso University: Valparaiso University School of Law
Vanderbilt University Law School
Vermont Law School
Vermont Journal of Environmental Law -- http://www.vjel.org/about.html
Villanova University: Villanova University School of Law
Environmental Law Journal: Members of the Journal write scholarly articles on topics relating to environmental law and edit and prepare for publication articles written by outside authors. The Journal publishes two issues each year and presents a symposium on a current topic. Students are selected for the Journal at the end of their first or second year through an open writing competition.
Women's Law Forum: The Women's Law Forum (WLF) is an electronic legal publication. It is the first on-line journal at the Villanova University School of Law, and it is designed, edited and published by Villanova Law Students. The WLF serves as a forum for legal scholarship and seeks to educate on legal issues affecting women, to provide a source of information about recent developments in the field and to be a research tool for the legal community. The WLF intends to supplement and expand upon the offerings of traditional print journals. The WLF offers law professors, practicing attorneys, judges and other professionals an opportunity to publish their articles on-line and to electronically engage in discourse with the legal community to discuss and debate these issues. In addition, the WLF seeks to provide law students with the opportunity to comment and respond to publications posted by legal scholars.
The Journal of Catholic Social Thought is jointly published by Villanova University School of Law and the Office of Mission Effectiveness of Villanova University. The Journal is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication that brings together authors from the fields of law, theology, philosophy and political theory. Its focus is the rich field of Catholic social teaching and its implications for both theory and practice. Each year the Journal holds an annual symposium on Catholic Social Thought and the Law, and publishes the papers in a special symposium issue. That issue is edited by Villanova law students under the supervision of Dean Mark Sargent.
Wake Forest University School of Law
Students interested in promoting the public interest through academic scholarship can compete for a spot on the Journal of Law and Policy, which is an interdisciplinary publication that explores the intersection of legal issues with public and social policy. Consistent with Wake Forest's motto of "Pro Humanitate," the Journal's mission is to introduce, maintain, and advance discourse so as to uncover policies that will engender equality and the true administration of justice. The Journal seeks submissions that, among other goals, address various societal needs through legal doctrines and systems and hosts dynamic and engaging Symposiums on campus.
For further information see, http://lawpolicyjournal.law.wfu.edu/
Washburn University School of Law
Washington and Lee University: School of Law
The Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice http://law.wlu.edu/crsj/
Washington University: Washington University School of Law
The Washington University Journal of Law & Policy dedicates one of its volumes to the Public Interest Speakers Series.
Wayne State University Law School
Journal of Law in Society http://www.law.wayne.edu/organization/lawjournal/default.htm
West Virginia University College of Law
Western New England College: School of Law
Western State University College of Law
Public Service webpage is a component of the Career Services website.
Whittier Law School: Whittier Law School
Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy.
Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy.
Widener University School of Law--Delaware Campus
Willamette University: Willamette University College of Law
William and Mary Law School
Scholarly work in William & Mary's journals sometimes encompasses public interest issues. See law.wm.edu/studentlife/studentorganizations/publish/index.php for information about journals.
William Mitchell College of Law: William Mitchell College of Law
Yale University: Yale Law School
- Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal
- Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics
- Yale Journal of International Law
- Yale Journal of Law and Feminism
- Yale Law & Policy Review
- Yale Journal on Regulation
- Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities
Yeshiva University: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Cardozo Public Law, Policy, and Ethics Journal examines how lawyers can advocate in the public interest, how legal issues affect the commonwealth, and how ethical choices affect the law and public at large.
Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender offers challenging and alternative perspectives on such subjects as health care, family law, and civil rights. It was the first journal to publish a women's annotated legal bibliography.
Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution focuses on topics in alternative dispute resolution and mediation and sponsors the annual International Advocate for Peace Award.