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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.

Volume 35

Volume 35 A Note from the Editors The Editors Capitalism, Anti-Blackness, and the Law: A Very Short History Jonathon Booth Coldest Winter Ever Amanda “330” Carter Black, White & Blue Shannon Cumberbatch The Great Rural Boon: Racial Politics and the Criminalization of...

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2019 Call for Content

We at the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal (HBLJ), formerly the Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice, are excited to announce our 2019 Call for Content. HBLJ is looking for submissions from activists, those who are or have been incarcerated, lawyers,...

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2018 Call for Content!

The Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal (HBLJ), formerly the Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice, is excited to announce its 2018 Call for Content. HBLJ is looking for submissions from activists, those who are or have been incarcerated, lawyers, organizers,...

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Spring Subcite and Board Applications

Board Applications Applications for the 2018-2019 JREJ board are open and can be found here. Applications are due Sunday, April 1, by midnight. Our interest meeting will be held in the journal office on Thursday, March 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Come by and learn more...

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10/27/17 | HLS Bicentennial Symposium

JREJ is proudly co-sponsoring four events at the Harvard Law School Bicentennial Symposium on October 27, 2017. 9:00 AM | Criminal Justice Reform and Advocacy Through Storytelling with Lesley Harris 9:00 AM | Critical Legal Movements and Harvard Law School with Nancy...

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11/4/17 | Join JREJ for our fall subcite!

Our subcite training and fall subcite will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in Pound 102. Our subcite training will begin at 9:00am, and we will begin subciting afterwards. Typically, JREJ subciters are done by noon. Breakfast and lunch will be served. If you...

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Now accepting submissions for our 34th edition (2017-2018)

Whether one calls it modern day slavery or the new Jim Crow, mass incarceration represents the most recent dynamic mechanism by which the state exercises controls over black and brown bodies in the name of justice. The term encompasses  more than the wild racial...

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