Call for Papers -- Rolling Submissions
La Raza Law Journal invites you to submit, for consideration in our
next edition (Volume 20), original articles or commentaries for publication
that offer innovative, timely, practical or controversial viewpoints
addressing law or policy issues relating specifically to Latinas/os or
people of color generally. We welcome manuscripts from academics,
practitioners and students across disciplines. Now in its
twenty-seventh year, the Journal embraces its long-standing
responsibility to act not only as a forum for academic analysis of judicial
decisions and legislative enactments, but as a guide to policymakers,
scholars, practitioners and advocates in establishing an agenda for our
students at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt
Hall) established the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal in 1981.
Their goal was to produce a publication that would capture the
imagination of legislators, stir the conscience of judges and provide a
dynamic tool for practitioners concerned with the impact their work would
have on the Latino community.
furtherance of this original vision, the Journal has strived over
the past twenty-seven years to fulfill its present mandate: to provide an
open forum for the analysis of legal issues affecting the Latina/o
community, to publish articles written by Latina/o students, scholars and
practitioners and to serve as a legal research resource. The Journal
is the longest continually published Latina/o law journal in the country. The Hispanic National Bar
Association honored the Journal
as its 2003 Student Organization of the Year.
Over the past
twenty-seven years, the Journal's growth and development has
mirrored the growing diversity of issues faced by our expanding community.
Consequently, while we continue to examine the historical issues faced by
our community's immigrant founders, we pay particular attention to the
contemporary issues their children currently face nationwide. Past Journal
issues reflect the comprehensive scope of these concerns, having addressed
such vital and varied conditions as border violence, bilingual education,
race relations, juvenile justice, housing discrimination, labor law,
affirmative action, immigration law, voting rights, community lawyering, rural
communities, policy brutality, health care and Latina/o Critical Legal ("LatCrit")
manuscripts will not be returned unless the author so requests and
includes a self-addressed stamped envelope. The author should retain a
copy of the manuscript to facilitate correspondence and proofreading.
- Manuscripts are
accepted only after an author affirms that the content has not been
previously published. If any part of a submission has been previously
published, or is to be published elsewhere, the author must include
this information at the time of submission.
- Please include on
the title page the full name(s) of author(s), academic or other
professional affiliations, as well as the complete address and phone
number of the author(s) to whom correspondence should be sent.
- Please include a
copy of your curriculum vitae as well as a cover letter describing the
manuscript and its suitability for publication in our Journal.
- The text and
citations of the Journal should conform generally to The Bluebook:
A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed. 2005).
submitted electronically (Microsoft Word format preferred) should be
sent to email@example.com.
submitted by regular mail should include two double-spaced copies,
with wide margins to:
Attn: Submissions Committee
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal
585 Simon Hall
Boalt Hall School of Law
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720