Criminal Justice Student Orgs / Journals

  • The UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review (CJLR) focuses on current topics in criminal law, policy, and practice. CJLR seeks to develop a discourse regarding criminal justice by publishing articles, editorials, and interviews of practitioners, academics, and policymakers. CJLR also aims to foster a community by hosting an annual symposium for students, academics, practitioners, policymakers, and judges to come together to discuss current criminal justice issues and publishing an annual edition of articles by an accordingly diverse range of authors.

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  • The UCLA Criminal Justice Society (CJS) is a student group that strives to advance justice within the criminal law system. We will do this by promoting criminal law dialogue, practice, reform, policy, scholarship and career development at UCLA. We seek to promote a critical examination of the criminal justice system through the participation of an inclusive community of individuals who want to engage with criminal law. Though our members' backgrounds and political ideologies may vary, we are all committed to increasing the presence of criminal law at UCLA and creating a forum for UCLA School of Law students to contribute to criminal law practice, reform, scholarship and policymaking.

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  • The UCLA National Black Law Journal has been committed to scholarly discourse exploring the intersection of race and the law for 35 years. The NBLJ was started in 1970 by five African-American law students and two African-American law professors. The Journal was the first of its kind in the country. Because of the drop in African-American students at UCLA School of Law after the passage of Proposition 209, the Journal was sent to Columbia where publication could be continued. One of the Journal's founding editors noted that it was important that there be a forum for providing a theoretical framework for practical daily application of black legal ideas and concepts.

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  • The Pacific Basin Law Journal (PBLJ) is considered the world's foremost journal focused on Pacific Rim issues. We are committed to publishing original, cutting-edge scholarship that significantly contributes to the study of this important region of the world, and we seek to enhance dialogue between U.S. and international scholars through our publications. Past issues have featured articles by leading scholars and practitioners on a range of international and comparative law topics, including human rights, constitutional law, criminal law, international trade, labor and employment, corporate governance, climate change, and intellectual property. The breadth and diversity of topics covered by the PBLJ make it one of the most exciting, informative, and authoritative student publications at UCLA School of Law.

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