Call for Submissions

The City University of New York Law Review is seeking submissions for its Summer 2014 issue, which will continue the journal’s tradition of advancing legal scholarship highlighting the touchstones of our publication’s work—including civil rights, progressive legal reform, the impact of the law on minorities and marginalized communities, international human rights, and attorneys’ insights on how recent developments in the law have affected their public-interest practices in New York and beyond.

We are interested in one-page abstracts or finished manuscripts you may have for consideration by our editorial board. Submissions should be remitted to Abstracts will be considered through December. Finished manuscripts for approved abstracts have a deadline of December 31, 2013. Offers to publish and final decisions on all submissions will be made on a rolling basis and will be finalized by mid-January 2014.

In addition, the journal is seeking shorter, more time-sensitive contributions—such as comments on recent federal or state case law, critiques of legislative proposals, and legally relevant analyses of current events—for inclusion in our evolving digital platform at the City University of New York Law Review website at Submissions for digital consideration should be sent directly to our Digital Articles Editor at

Our upcoming Winter 2014 issue includes scholarly works on a range of public interest legal issues, with an emphasis on practical application. Some examples include articles about the hurdles of providing on-the-ground legal assistance after natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy; the impact of family instability on access to education for children with disabilities; gender inequality in granting asylum requests; how language impairments impact attorney-client relationships; applying a human rights framework in determining services for youth aging out of foster care; policy arguments in favor of stronger single-room occupancy regulations aimed at solving the housing crisis in New York City; and applying contract law to strengthen Individual Education Plans.

We look forward to reading and discussing your manuscript for possible publication, and kindly invite you to forward this letter to other social-justice scholars and practitioners who may be interested in publishing with us.

With our warm regards,

Tatenda, Caitlin, Kate & Cristian
On behalf of the City University of New York Law Review Editorial Board

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