The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review publishes scholarly legal articles both online and in the print journal twice each year. In the meantime, read the latest at Amicus, the online companion to CR-CL, or listen to our podcast, Taking Liberties.

Current Issue

Vol. 55, No. 2, Summer 2020

Read about consent and coercion in employment law, the anti-commandeering doctrine and civil rights, our symposium on “Whom the State Kills,” and more in Vol. 55, No. 2.


Vol. 55, No. 1, Summer 2020

Read about debt in the United States, predictive algorithms in criminal justice, the criminalization of homelessness, and more in Vol. 55, No. 1.

Vol. 54, No. 2, Summer 2019

Read about civil rights law’s inner-city crisis, parental rights, jails as polling places, and more in Vol. 54, No. 2.

Vol. 54, No. 1, Spring 2019

Read about consumer abuses in the criminal legal system, energy and environmental justice, forced arbitration, and more in Vol. 54, No. 1.

Vol. 53, No. 2, Fall 2018

Read about indigenous water rights, prison labor, infrastructural exclusion, and more in Vol. 53, No. 2.

Vol. 53, No. 1, Winter 2018

Read about the alt-labor movement, sexual abuse in prisons, and the conservation of public lands in Vol. 53, No. 1.

Vol. 52, No. 2, Summer 2017

Read about the role of grand juries in prosecuting unjustified killings by police, pregnancy behind bars, and the undue burden test for abortion in Vol. 52, No. 2.

Vol. 52, No. 1, Winter 2017

Articles Privatized Immigration Enforcement Jennifer M. Chacón Disarming State Action; Discharging State Responsibility Zanita E. Fenton People with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Workplace: An Expanding Legal Frontier Wendy F. Hensel Offensive Searches: Toward a...

Vol. 51, No. 1, Winter 2016

Articles Genetic Data and Civil Rights Ifeoma Ajunwa Ideological Drift and the Forgotten History of Intent Katie R. Eyer Discrimination in Evictions: Empirical Evidence and Legal Challenges Deena Greenberg, Carl Gershenson, and Matthew Desmond What Exposes African...

Vol. 51, No. 2, Spring 2016

Articles Authoritarian Pretext and the Fourth Amendment Cynthia Barmore  Agency Nullification: Defying Bans on Gay and Lesbian Foster and Adoptive Parents  Marie-Amélie George  Corporate Power Ratchet:  The Courts’ Role in Eroding “We the People’s” Ability to...

Vol. 50, No. 2, Summer 2015

Vol. 50, No. 2, Summer 2015 Articles Institutionalizing Rights in the National Security Executive Shirin Sinnar Removing the Malice from Federal "Malicious Prosecution": What Cognitive Science Can Teach Lawyers About Reform Sofia Yakren Two Fs for Formalism:...

Volumes 40 to 49

Should you desire a piece that is not posted, please contact us to order a back issue. Vol. 48, No. 2, Spring 2013 ARTICLES Cyberbulling and the Innocence Narrative Andrew Gilden Abortion and Disgust Courtney Megan Cahill Known Unknowns Jameel Jaffer The End to an...

Volumes 30 to 39

Should you desire a piece that is not posted, please contact us to order a back issue. Vol. 39, No. 2, Summer 2004 Essays 291 Democratic Honor: Liberal and Populist Richard D. Parker (PDF) 317 My Harvard Law School William B. Rubenstein (PDF) Articles 335 O Say, Can...