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BlackLetter
Law
Journal

Since 1983

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About Us

Originally founded in 1983 by the Black Law Students Association, the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal is an annual publication edited by students at Harvard Law School.

Articles

BlackLetter is committed to publishing manuscripts that address social and economic issues affecting racial and ethnic minorities as well as innovative works by minority scholars and students.

Events

BlackLetter invites Harvard Law students and our community beyond Harvard Law  to join us for events on issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality, including our annual symposium.

Call for Content

The Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal is looking for submissions from activists, those who are or have been incarcerated, lawyers, organizers, scholars, and others confronting issues facing Black Communities in the United States. For our next issue, we are accepting submissions until January 15, 2019. The theme of this year’s volume will be the intersection of capitalism and anti-blackness, with the 2018 National Prison Strike serving as a point of entry.

 

 

 

Still Separate, Still Unequal

The Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice (JREJ) recently published its first online volume. It consists of material first presented at JREJ’s Spring 2014 Symposium: “40 Years After Milliken: Remedying Racial Disparities in a ‘Post-Racial Society.’”  The 1974...

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Volume 28

Storytelling and Political Resistance: Remembering Derrick Bell (with a story about tlton Trumbo) Martha Minow Separate, Unequal, and Seeking Support Meera E. Deo Derrick Bell: Godfather Provocateur andre douglas pond cummings  “Other Spaces” in Legal Pedagogy Lolita...

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Volume 27

Racial Reconciliation in Mississippi: An Evaluation of the Proposal to Establish a Mississippi Truth and Reconciliation Commission Patryk Labuda The Griswold 9 and Student Activism for Faculty Diversity at Harvard Law School in the Early 1990s Philip Lee Respecting...

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Volume 25

Beyond the Final Frontier: A “Post-Racial” America? Anniversary Forewords: The Role of the Journal, Then and Now Letter from the Editor in Chief Jay Adejumoke-Jagun Osha From Dred Scott to Barack Obama: The Ebb and Flow of Race Jurisprudence Charles J. Ogletree, Jr...

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Volume 24

Introduction Kevin D. Brown Lessons Learned from Comparing the Application of Constitutional Law and Federal Anti-Discrimination Law to African-Americans in the U.S. and Dalits in India in the Context of Higher Education (Article) Kevin D. Brown and Vinay Sitapati...

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Volume 23

Why Civil Rights Lawyers Should Study Tax Stephen Cohen and Laura Sager Confronting Racists at the Bar: Matthew Hale, Moral Character, and Regulating the Marketplace of Ideas Jason O. Billy The Consistency of Felon Disenfranchisement with Citizenship Theory Jason...

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Volume 22

Why Civil Rights Lawyers Should Study Tax Stephen Cohen and Laura Sager Confronting Racists at the Bar: Matthew Hale, Moral Character, and Regulating the Marketplace of Ideas Jason O. Billy The Consistency of Felon Disenfranchisement with Citizenship Theory Jason...

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Volume 21

50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Excerpt from All Deliberate Speed: “The Significance of Brown” (see also footnotes) Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Reparations Symposium Norms, Law, and Reparations: The Case of the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Oklahoma Alfred L....

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