About This Journal
The Journal of Law & Public Affairs
is non-partisan student-run organization that aims to publish thought-provoking articles on contemporary federal, state, and local policies. The Journal
is produced by students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is designed to serve as a research tool for policymakers, practitioners, judges, students, and all interested readers.
Our journal is designed to provide a new forum for rigorous scholarship on public policy topics. As technology moves forward, scholarly legal writing must similarly advance. For the first time, the monetary operating costs associated with the dissemination of legal ideas can be reduced to nothing. The Internet has created both a forum for the free exchange of ideas and the ability for all interested parties to join the discussion. The Journal
seeks to set a new, streamlined standard of student-run journals by publishing rigorous academic scholarship that is not only free to the public but also invites the public to engage scholars and policymakers with dynamic online-based discussions.