CR-CL is now accepting student writing submissions for our next issue!

If you are a Harvard Law student and have a finished piece, a paper in the works, or even just an idea on any topic within the wide world of civil rights and liberties, we want to hear from you. We allocated an additional twenty pages to student writing in this issue because we believe our journal can be a forum for you to be heard and to advance the debate.

You can view a sample proposal here.

Submissions can be abstracts, partially completed drafts, or polished pieces. However, the more “complete” your submission, the more the General Board has to evaluate and the less “risky” your work appears. Pieces can be in the traditional law review style, case comments, book reviews, or something entirely different.

Submissions should generally be under 15,000 words and should include a list of any faculty advisors who have helped or are familiar with the piece, a tentative bibliography, and a preemption check (in which you explain how your work differs from and/or builds on prior scholarship). The best submissions also anticipate questions our general board might have about your thesis and the importance of your piece – remember: you will not be at the meeting in which your piece is voted on, so your submission must speak for you.

How to submit: Email your submission to by Monday March 23, 2015. The subject line of your email should be: “Student Writing Proposal”.

The title of your submission should include your name. Do not include your name in the body of your submission. Submissions will be anonymized.

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