Call for Papers: Emory Law Journal Special Issue on Systemic Racism in the Law & Anti-Racist Solutions

Deadline: 

10/15/20

Location name: 

Virtual-- March 2021 (date TBD)

Organization: 

Emory Law Journal

From students at the Emory Law Journal:

We write to you in troubling times, yet we are hopeful for a brighter future ahead. First, we hope that you are taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. Second, we want to announce that the Emory Law Journal is calling for essay submissions for our forthcoming Special Issue: Systemic Racism in the Law & Anti-Racist Solutions. The Issue will be published in May 2021, with an accompanying remote symposium in March 2021.

In the wake of numerous police shootings of unarmed Black men and women, the murder of protesters, and the lack of justice for many of the perpetrators, a statement from ELJ will no longer suffice; to be an anti-racist Journal, we must act. Therefore, this spring, we will use our platform to elevate scholarship that seeks to facilitate racial justice and dismantle white supremacy by publishing a Special Issue and holding a remote symposium.

ELJ is looking for essays from 7,500 to 15,000 words that expose systemic racism in the law or propose anti-racist solutions to make the law more just. Emory’s Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Dorothy A. Brown will be writing the introduction to the Special Issue. We will accept abstracts as submissions, and if your essay is selected, you are not required to participate in the Symposium, but you will have a standing invitation to do so. We will accept essay submissions on a rolling basis. The deadlines for submission and publication are below:

    • Submissions Open: September 1st, 2020
    • Submissions Close: October 15th, 2020
    • Final Manuscript Due: December 15th, 2020
    • Tentative Publication Date: May 31st, 2021

To submit your essay, please email Sam Reilly at samuel.burns.reilly@emory.edu and Michelle Tomkovicz at michelle.e.tomkovicz@emory.edu.

ELJ is committed to being an anti-racist organization, both in our ranks and in our scholarship. This is just one part of that mission. We look forward to reading your essays and moving the conversation forward.