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Harvard
BlackLetter
Law
Journal

Since 1983

Our Work

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 36

Volume 36 A Note from the Editors The Editors A Note from the Editor-in-Chief Julian Nunally Demons, Savages, and Sovereigns: On Whiteness and Law James Ramsey Belinda (Say her name) Kiah Duggins What the Hair: Employment Discrimination Against Black People Based on...

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2020 Call for Content

The Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal (HBLJ) is excited to announce the 2020 Call for Content for our 37th volume. HBLJ is looking for submissions from activists, organizers, community members, incarcerated or formerly incarcerated people, lawyers, scholars, students,...

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Full History of Blackletter Law Journal

Unlike many other journals, Blackletter/JREJ has published a wide range of content over time. At its inception, as a newsletter, it curated political commentary and opinion pieces, but also ads for local businesses and events relevant to Blacks at and around Harvard....

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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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