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Michigan Journal of Race & Law

Issues of race are central to much of mainstream legal discourse, but are often silenced. The Michigan Journal of Race & Law (MJR&L) serves as a forum for scholars of all races to develop and expand theoretical, critical, and socially relevant approaches to intersections between race and property, contract, constitutional, criminal and other areas of the law. The Journal welcomes both traditional and non-traditional submissions from a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds. Past volumes have included the views of legal scholars, students, practitioners, and social scientists.

The Journal is also extremely committed to the development of student writing skills and scholarship. Members are strongly encouraged to produce publishable notes, and the Journal seeks to present student works at its symposia. Similarly, MJR&L's Critical Race Theory Reading Group and Film Series enhance the Law School community's experience with the intersections of race and law.

The Journal provides rigorous training in the areas of legal writing, scholarship, and publication. Applicants must demonstrate interest in and commitment to issues of race and law in their personal statements. A legal writing sample is also required to evaluate each candidate's writing ability.