The mission of the Columbia Journal of Race and Law (CJRL) is to establish a dialogue on historic and contemporary notions of socio-political and legal challenges facing racial and ethnic minorities. We hope to embrace the continual importance of prioritizing this discourse as a means of better understanding contemporary issues, in addition to embarking on new paths for social progress.

Call for Papers : Volume 11 Symposium Issue

The Columbia Journal of Race and Law invites you to submit a paper for our Symposium Issue. Our Symposium, entitled Strengthened Bonds: Abolishing The Child Welfare System and Re-Envision Child Well-Being, will be held on March 26, 2021. A Symposium Issue will be published shortly thereafter. To find more information and submit, please click here.


Vol 10 No 2 (2020)

Published: May 19, 2020

Banished and Overcriminalized

Critical Race Perspectives of Illegal Entry and Drug Courier Prosecutions

Walter I. Gonçalves, Jr.

Defying Congressional Intent

Justices Miller and Bradley Alter the Course of Reconstruction

John Montoya

The Failure to Protect Pregnant Pretrial Detainees

The Possibility of Constitutional Relief in The Second Circuit Under a Fourteenth Amendment Analysis

Joella Adia Jones

Talking Black

Destigmatizing Black English and Funding Bi-Dialectal Education Programs

Gelsey G. Beaubrun
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