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. 57, No. 2, Fall 2022

Read about environmental justice, artificial intelligence, children’s rights, and more in the latest edition of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.


Vol. 57, No. 1, Summer 2022

Read about incarcerated labor, social movements, urban narratives, mandatory voting, and more in Vol. 57, No. 1.

Vol. 56, No. 2, Summer 2021

Read about what happens when police act as lawmakers, a child’s constitutional right to family integrity, and more in Volume 56, No. 2.

Vol. 56, No. 1, Spring 2021

Read about the legacy of Justice Ginsburg, family separation, reverse redlining, and more in Vol. 56, No. 1.

Vol. 55, No. 3, Summer 2020

Read about the history of the National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conferences, and understand systemic racism through explorations of housing policies, job placement agencies, and food inequality in our online-only Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference symposium edition, Vol. 55, No. 3.

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...