Chicanx-Latinx Law Review

Mission: Over the last 50 years, the Chicanx-Latinx Law Review (CLLR) has provided an essential forum for the discussion of central issues affecting the Latinx community that "mainstream" law journals continue to ignore. In publishing Volume One, CLLR introduced to the nation the first legal journal that recognized how common law, statutes, legislative policy, and politically popular propositions impact the Latinx community. Since 1972, CLLR has established a reputation for publishing strong scholarly work on affirmative action and education, Spanish and Mexican land grants, environmental justice, language rights, and immigration reform. The Review has been cited as persuasive authority by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Nevada Supreme Court, and New Jersey Superior Court.


For current scholarship and information about the Chicanx-Latinx Law Review visit CLLR's site.

Annual Symposium

Latina Futures Symposium flyer

Latina Futures: Transforming the Nation Through Law & Policy is a one-and-a-half-day symposium at the world-class UCLA Luskin Conference Center featuring prominent Latina scholars, attorneys, policy leaders, and law students from across the country to foster a multi-generational leadership pipeline that spotlights today's 21st-century legal challenges and opportunities with a Latina lens. The symposium draws inspiration from the nation's diverse cadre of Latina attorneys to spotlight the challenges and opportunities to achieve parity for today's youthful and growing communities of color.

Symposium Objectives

  • Convene a diverse cadre of Latina leaders to detail their unique experiences in American jurisprudence and share unparalleled personal insights with the generations of Latina lawyers and law students following in their path.
  • Shine a light on the economic, political, and social status of Latinas in the U.S. through substantive Continuing Legal Education panels that center the Latina experience in the context of today's most pressing law and policy debates from reproductive justice to affirmative action to economic justice, paving the way for informed discussions in the landscape of the 2024 election and beyond.
  • Cultivate a multi- generational, cross-sectoral, and geographically diverse cadre of Latina leaders to foster a dynamic pipeline that will promote the success of Latinas across important democratic institutions from state capitols to the ivory tower and corporate boardrooms

Symposium Contributors

  • Chicanx-Latinx Law Review
  • UCLA Institute of American Cultures - Chicano Studies Research Center
  • UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association

Download the symposium flyer.

Call for Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Volume 40 - Latina Futures: Transforming the Nation Through Law & Policy

The Chicanx-Latinx Law Review (CLLR) at UCLA School of Law invites scholars, graduate students, practitioners, and impacted Latinx community members to submit manuscripts and personal narratives for our upcoming volume: Volume 40 - Latina Futures: Transforming the Nation Through Law & Policy.

We seek submissions that will uplift our diverse Latinx communities by highlighting today’s 21st-century legal challenges and opportunities through a Latina viewpoint. To this end, we are considering pieces on the following topics: Affirmative Action | The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinas Abortion rights/ Access to abortions | Racial profiling & police abuse in the Latinx community | Immigrant rights/ Immigration issues | The impact of 21st century media, communications and technology on Latina’s full democratic participation | Increasing access to law and justice for Latinas | Challenges in K-12 education | LGBTQIA+ issues | and Latina lawmakers.

The theme of this year’s publication directly mirrors the Latina Futures: Transforming the Nation Through Law & Policy national January 20-21, 2024 symposium to be held at UCLA and hosted by UCLA’s Latino Policy and Politics Institute, CLLR, Latina Lawyers Bar Association, and UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center. Volume 40 will serve as a vehicle to continue crucial thought-leadership developed within and beyond the symposium. See more details on the symposium here: https://latino.ucla.edu/LatinaLeyUCLA/.

For a look at what CLLR has published in the past, visit our page: (http://escholarship.org/uc/uclalaw_cllr).

Submission Guidelines

As one of the first and only law journals of its kind, the UCLA Chicanx-Latinx Law Review has published exceptional, innovative, and impactful legal discourse impacting the Latinx community for fifty years. When evaluating work for publication, we look for timeliness, depth of analysis, clear writing style, and use of authority.

To be considered, a manuscript must be: double-spaced (including footnotes), use 12-point Times New Roman font for the body, 10-point Times New Roman font for the footnotes, and include 1-inch margins. We recommend that manuscripts be at least 10,000 words and do not exceed 15,000 words. In addition, we encourage submitting a resume and a cover letter.

Please submit either by email at cllr@lawnet.ucla.edu with “CLLR Volume 40 Submission” in the subject line, or via Scholastica here: https://scholasticahq.com. CLLR will select pieces on a rolling basis. The deadline to submit is November 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST. If you or others have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.

Editorial Staff

  • Volume 40 - 2023-2024 Staff

    Editor-in-Chief

    • EVELYN SANCHEZ GONZALEZ

    Chief Managing Editor

    • ANDREW DONOGHUE

    Chief Executive Editors

    • ANGELICA FÉLIX D’EGIDIO
    • BREANNA COMUNALE

    Chief Articles Editors

    • LUZ MURILLO
    • ÁNGEL VALDEZ ORDOÑEZ

    Faculty Advisor

    • LAURA E. GÓMEZ

    Managing Editors

    • ALONDRA ULLOA
    • BRANDON WILENS
    • JOSE SANDOVAL
    • MARICELA MURILLO

    Associate Editors*

    • DIEGO GARCIA
    • ALONDRA TLATELPA
    • KAYA AGUSTIN
    • LESLIE HERRERA
    • ARACELY RUVALCABA
    • SAMANTHA NAVARRETE
    • ALYSSA ARCHULETA STOLMACK

    *in dual roles as Managing Editors

    Undergraduate Editor

    • NATALIE MASACHI
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