CJRL replaces National Black Law Journal (NBLJ), which is now being edited by groups external to Columbia. Previously, CDRS had developed, designed, and hosted NBLJ’s site.
CJRL publishes articles that create a dialogue around the historic and contemporary intersections of race and law and is currently calling for submissions for the inaugural issue.
"The creation of the Columbia Journal of Race and Law signifies Columbia Law School's institutional commitment to issues of race and law. In a post-Obama age where people have begun to question whether a journal like ours is still necessary, we are very excited about being in a position to prioritize the discourse surrounding these issues as a valid and important means of better understanding contemporary issues in our society,” said Sheila R. Adams, editor-in-chief of CJRL.
CJRL is a welcome addition to the CDRS journal fleet. “We are proud to offer our services to another significant journal from Columbia’s law school,” said Rebecca Kennison, Director of CDRS.