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University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change

About This Journal

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change serves as the hub of the progressive academic community at Penn Law.

We are a student-run journal and seminar that espouses an interdisciplinary scholarly approach to challenge social injustice. The Journal of Law and Social Change (JLASC) is unique among Penn Law journals both in our mission and our democratic article selection process. All journal members participate in decision-making by collectively reviewing, selecting and editing each piece of scholarship. Unlike other journals, JLASC members read article submissions as part of a weekly, student-run seminar. Through debate and discussion, JLASC decides democratically which articles to publish.

Our broad mission attracts articles from a diverse range of legal scholars, practitioners and activists around the country. We embrace theory and practice, featuring interdisciplinary scholarship that has practical implications both within and beyond the legal community.

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change commenced publication with Volume 11, Number 1 (2008). This Journal replaced the Journal of Law and Social Change, which ceased publication with Volume 10 (2007). The Journal of Law and Social Change replaced Hybrid: Journal of Law and Social Change at the University of Pennsylvania, which ceased publication with Volume 5 (2000). This Journal replaced Hybrid: The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, which ceased publication with Volume 4 (1997). This Journal replaced Hybrid: A Journal of Law and Social Change, which ceased publication weith Vol. 2 (1994).