About

Our Purpose

1. Many law students lose sight of why they came to law school. The Journal of Law in Society is a scholarly dialectical forum for students who come to law school with a passion to redress social injustices.

2. There is a disconnect between Wayne State Law School and the larger Detroit Community. As the scholarly arm of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, The Journal of Law in Society not only builds awareness about issues affecting Detroit, but also makes connections with scholars, jurists, legal practitioners, community organizations, and students who are the front lines of researching, combating, and solving these problems everyday.

Our Mission

Founded in 1997, The Journal of Law in Society is a student-managed publication of Wayne State University Law School that provides scholarly discourse on the intersection of law and society. Each year, the Journal identifies a range of issues affecting Detroit and other parts of the world, and then publishes articles that address those issues within their social context. By way of research and scholarship, the Journal aims to connect Detroit to broader national and international discourse, as well as serve as an educational and practical tool for its audience.

Our Goals

1. The Journal will publish two issues a year. Each will address a specific legal question in relation to a cutting-edge social issue. The Journal also will publish a Symposium issue that includes articles from participants of the Journal’s annual Symposium.

2. The Journal will host an annual Symposium that advances the aims of both the Journal and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, and that is both relevant and necessary to the larger Detroit community.

3. Together with the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, the Journal will strengthen the relationship between Wayne State Law School and the larger Detroit Community.

 

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