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Support innovative legal scholarship on racial and ethnic justice.

About Us

Originally founded in 1983 by the Black Law Students Association, the Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice is an annual publication edited by students at Harvard Law School.


JREJ is committed to publishing manuscripts that address social and economic issues affecting racial and ethnic minorities as well as innovative works by minority scholars and students.


JREJ invites Harvard Law students and our community beyond Harvard Law  to join us for events on issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality, including our annual symposium.


The Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice welcomes the submission of articles on the history, politics, economics, or theory behind race in law enforcement and the criminal justice system and the diverse ways in which it defines the lived experience of people of color. Submissions for our 35th edition will open soon. Please check this website or our Twitter account for updates.

Latest from JREJ

Spring Subcite and Board Applications

Board Applications Applications for the 2018-2019 JREJ board are open and can be found here. Applications are due Sunday, April 1, by midnight. Our interest meeting will be held in the journal office on Thursday, March 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Come by and learn more...

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10/27/17 | HLS Bicentennial Symposium

JREJ is proudly co-sponsoring four events at the Harvard Law School Bicentennial Symposium on October 27, 2017. 9:00 AM | Criminal Justice Reform and Advocacy Through Storytelling with Lesley Harris 9:00 AM | Critical Legal Movements and Harvard Law School with Nancy...

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11/4/17 | Join JREJ for our fall subcite!

Our subcite training and fall subcite will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in Pound 102. Our subcite training will begin at 9:00am, and we will begin subciting afterwards. Typically, JREJ subciters are done by noon. Breakfast and lunch will be served. If you...

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Now accepting submissions for our 34th edition (2017-2018)

Whether one calls it modern day slavery or the new Jim Crow, mass incarceration represents the most recent dynamic mechanism by which the state exercises controls over black and brown bodies in the name of justice. The term encompasses  more than the wild racial...

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JREJ Critical Race Theory Symposium

The Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice is proud to present its annual symposium on critical race theory in academia and action.  The symposium is free and open to the public. Sign up for a coffee chat with Tanya Hernandez here. To assist us in estimating...

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