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The Columbia Journal of Race and Law announces the release of Volume 7, Issue 2

Published Apr 27, 2017

For Immediate Release – April 26, 2017 The Columbia Journal of Race and Law is excited to announce the publication of Volume 7, Issue 2! To view the pieces in this Issue, click here. This Issue includes the following Articles: From Status to Agency: Abolishing the “Very Spirit of Slavery”, by Herman N. Johnson Jr. The author is a… Read more

The Columbia Journal of Race and Law announces the release of Volume 7, Issue 1

Published Dec 7, 2016

For Immediate Release – December 7, 2016 The Columbia Journal of Race and Law is excited to announce the publication of Volume 7, Issue 1! To view the pieces in this Issue, click here. This issue includes the following Articles: Race, Class, and Religion: Creaming and Cropping in Religious, Ethnic, and Cultural Charter Schools, by Tammy Harel Ben Shahar. The author is… Read more

The Columbia Journal of Race and Law announces the release of Volume 6, Issue 2

Published Sep 8, 2016

The Columbia Journal of Race and Law is excited to announce the publication of Volume 6, Issue 2! This issue includes the following Articles: Race, Death, and Justice: Capital Sentencing in Washington State, by Katherine Beckett and Heather Evans. Katherine Beckett is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Law, Societies, and Justice Program… Read more

The Columbia Journal of Race and Law announces the release of Volume 6, Issue 1

Published May 14, 2016

This issue includes the following Article: Demystifying Employment Authorization and Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases, by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia. The author is a Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and a Clinical Professor of Law and Director at Penn State Law School. She received a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. with Honors from… Read more

CJRL Housing Symposium Great Success

Published Feb 16, 2016

The Columbia Journal of Race and Law held its annual symposium on November 11, 2015. The symposium, “This House is Not a Home: A Discussion on Housing in Minority Communities,” focused on new, cutting-edge thinking about housing affordability and its impact on communities of color. Columbia Law Professor Olatunde Johnson moderated and the Symposium featured the following speakers: Michelle Aronowitz–… Read more

The Columbia Journal of Race and Law announces the release of Volume 5, Issue 2

Published Oct 2, 2015

This issue includes the following Notes: Bars to Education: The Use of Criminal History Information in College Admissions, by Rebecca R. Ramaswamy. The author received a J.D. in 2015 from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in 2009 from Vassar College.   The Shrouded Borderland Between Preemption and Discrimination: A Framework for the Analysis of City Ordinances… Read more

Recap: Paul Robeson Conference, Spring 2015

Published Oct 2, 2015

The 2015 Paul Robeson Conference (April 10 – April 11) was inspired by Bayard Rustin’s 1965 article From Protest to Politics: The Future of the Civil Rights Movement, one of the seminal texts of the Civil Rights Movement. Over the course of two days, conference panelists and participants explored Rustin’s essay and considered the continuing… Read more

5.1 is Live!

Published Jan 21, 2015

Issue 5.1 of the Columbia Journal of Race & Law is now live!  In it, you will find: an Article about the rise of speed deportation, a particularly contentious practice that has seen increasing use under the Obama administration a Note about a circuit split over Rule 606(b) of the Federal Rules of Evidence and… Read more

Announcing the Columbia Journal of Race and Law’s 2014-2015 Staffers

Published Jul 14, 2014

Please join us in congratulating the following students on being accepted to CJRL: Debbie Jang Jessica Alcantara Erika Vera Hager Franklin Yaa Sarpong Taj Tucker Maya Reeves Arielle Littles Deangeor Chin Raquel Smith Daniel Pedraza Arie Lesperance Nicole Gonzalez Dorielle Obanor Loretta Johnson Norma Lopez Campos Alan Romero Benjamin Lin Virat Gupta Danielle Thompson

CJRL to Partner with National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA) to Host Student Writing Competition

Published May 8, 2012

The Columbia Law School chapter of the National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA) will host the organization’s 12th annual writing competition during the 2012-13 academic year.  In March of 2012, CJRL agreed to partner with Columbia NALSA to publish the winning article.  A member of the Journal’s editorial board will serve on the national… Read more

CJRL Will Publish Symposium on Economic Injustice in Upcoming Volume

Published May 8, 2012

On Friday, November 4, 2011, the Journal hosted its second annual symposium at Columbia Law School’s Jerome Greene Hall.  The event was entitled “Show Me the Money: Race, the Great Recession, and the Challenge of Economic Injustice,” and featured an array of legal scholars who specialize in the intersection of race, class, and ethnicity and… Read more