Thank you for considering publishing your article in The Journal of Law in Society.

Accepting submissions for 2022

The Journal of Law in Society at Wayne Law is organizing its annual symposium for the spring of 2022. We are pleased to invite article submissions to discuss topics surrounding race, segregation, and education. 

More than 65 years have passed since Brown v. Board of Education and Brown II curtailed explicit racial segregation in American education. The civil rights battle over equal access to a quality education did not end with this decision, but rather evolved to focus on other issues such as busing, funding, the school-to-prison pipeline, or the right to literacy, among others.

Topics for presentation in the broad umbrella of this symposium might include:

  • How might the legal battle continue to evolve in the coming decade(s) and what legal tools can be used to achieve equality and equity in education?
  • What have been the successes and failures of movement lawyers since the Brown decisions and how might these lessons be applied moving forward?
  • How have the civil rights movements for racial integration and integration of individuals with disabilities in education affected each other or diverged since Brown
  • How does framing questions over individual rights, such as the right to literacy, affect other legal questions about education, such as busing or equal funding?
  • How have courts and the legal system responded to the increasing presence of police officers in schools?

The Journal of Law in Society emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach and a diversity of perspectives. As such, we will be open to a wide variety of papers that touch on these topics. In addition to law professors, we encourage submission by lawyers and other legal practitioners, law students, as well as those involved in or affected by legal movements for education.

Submit by email

Submissions may be emailed to until January 1, 2022.

Authors should use footnotes, rather than endnotes, when formatting citations. Additionally, JLS prefers citations that conform to the Bluebook (19th ed. 2010) citation format. However, authors unfamiliar with the Bluebook citation format may use another standardized citation format, as long as there is sufficient data in the citation to facilitate the finding of the cited source. Lastly, please include a brief cover letter summarizing the topic of your article and a copy of your resume or CV.