CFP: Disparity Law Journal

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Please find below an invitation to submit work for a new journal, The Disparity Law Journal, to be published as an imprint of the Journal of Law. The theme of our first issue is Disparity in Legal Citation.

Dates for submission:
Proposal submission by 7/15/2020
Notification of acceptance by 8/1/2020
Final draft due on 10/1/2020

Journal Description:
This journal, an imprint of the Journal of Law, is a periodic attempt to highlight, challenge, and address inequality and inequity in law through the publication of readable and practical articles. We welcome both scholarly and unconventional submissions on this topic. Our vision is that we will produce a place for discussions about systemic unfairness in law and law schools.

Mission Statement:
Disparity means the condition of being unequal. This journal is an attempt to challenge and shape the conversation about this condition in law and justice through innovative approaches to legal research, scholarship, and theory.

Lawyers, judges, law professors, law school staff, law librarians, law students. Specifically, those who have been or continue to be disenfranchised in the law or by the American legal academy and have innovative ideas to reform, grow, change and shape the future of legal education and the legal profession.

Editorial Board:
Ana Isabel Delgado Valentin, Suffolk University Law School
Nicole P. Dyszlewski, Roger Williams University School of Law
Alisha Hennen, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Rebecca Sherman, Ninth Circuit Library
Genevieve B. Tung, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Length of articles:
No more than 18k. Preference for shorter, readable works

Type of author:
We accept articles from anyone interested in furthering scholarship on disenfranchisement and disparity in legal academia and the US legal system.

Original works or reprints:
We welcome original works and reprints.

Please direct questions or submissions to Genevieve Tung at

About the author

Research/Instruction Librarian, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University