Select Page

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.

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.

 

 

 

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....

read more

Volume 20

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....

read more

Volume 19

Law and Education: Affirmative Action Under Attack The Struggle for Access from Sweatt to Grutter: A History of African American, Latino, and American Indian Law School Admissions, 1950–2000 William C. Kidder Integrating Elite Law Schools and the Legal Profession: A...

read more

Volume 18

Critical Race Theory: New Strategies for Civil Rights in the New Millennium? Bernie D. Jones, Ph.D. candidate, History Department, University of Virginia The Rhetoric of Resistance: Islamism, Modernity, and Globalization Aliya Haider, J.D. candidate, Harvard Law...

read more

Volume 17

In Memoriam: David A. Charny In Memoriam Peter J. Keith In Memoriam Sharon Dolovich Interactions at Work: Remembering David Charny Devon W. Carbado and Mitu Gulati Symposium: Border People and Antidiscrimination Law Introduction R. Richard Banks American Mixed Race:...

read more

Volume 16

In Memoriam: A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Remembering Leon Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University A Man for All Seasons F. Michael Higginbotham, University of Baltimore School of Law The Complicated Ingredients of Wisdom and Leadership Michael A. Fitts, University of...

read more

Volume 15

In Memoriam: Spottswood W. Robinson, III Stephen L. Carter Carol Chomsky Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards Oliver W. Hill Judge Patricia M. Wald Judge Abner J. Mikva Articles: The Categories of Difference Foreword: Categorical Exclusivity Ben Glassman Implementing...

read more

Volume 1

Read the first issue of the Harvard BlackLetter from January 1983.

read more