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Columbia Human Rights Law Review

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review (HRLR) welcomes the submission of unsolicited manuscripts of proposed articles for possible publication. Accepted contributions generally deal directly with, or are otherwise relevant to, current ideas in international human rights and domestic civil rights law, including pieces from interdisciplinary perspectives.

We seek pieces with balanced legal analysis, or pieces that justify a position and advocate it cogently. We welcome works by scholars, practitioners, and others with knowledge of the human rights field.

Submitted articles should range from 10,000 to 30,000 words and be double-spaced in a 12-point font with 1″ margins. Please ensure that your submission meets the following conditions:

Articles should be submitted via ExpressO. Alternatively, submissions may be made in electronic format by email to HRLRsubmissions@law.columbia.edu.

Articles should be stored in Microsoft Word format;

Citations should conform with the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition); and

Submissions should include author resume and contact information (address, phone number, and email address).

We are currently accepting submissions for publication in Volume 49 (2017-2018) of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review

Please address questions regarding submissions to HRLRsubmissions@law.columbia.edu.

 


HRLR Online

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review launched an online component, HRLR Online, in Fall 2016. For HRLR Online we seek shorter, cutting-edge pieces that deal with pressing human rights issues or provide commentary on recent human rights scholarship. We welcome works by scholars, practitioners, and others with knowledge of the human rights field.

Submitted pieces for HRLR Online should range from 2,000 to 5,000 words and be double-spaced in a 12-point font with 1″ margins. Please ensure that your submission meets the following conditions:

Articles should be submitted via ExpressO. Alternatively, submissions may be made in electronic format by email to HRLRsubmissions@law.columbia.edu.

Articles should be stored in Microsoft Word format;

Citations should conform with the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition); and

Submissions should include author resume and contact information (address, phone number, and email address).

We are currently accepting submissions for HRLR Online for Fall 2017.

Please address questions regarding submissions for HRLR Online to HRLRsubmissions@law.columbia.edu.

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The HRLR publishes and sells A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual (“the JLM”), a legal resource produced to assist prisoners and others in negotiating the U.S. legal system. With thirty-six chapters on legal rights and procedures including the appellate process, federal habeas corpus relief, the Prison Litigation Reform Act, religious freedom in prison, the rights of prisoners with disabilities, and many more, the JLM is a major legal reference for prisoners and libraries across the country. The HRLR publishes this critical resource and delivers it to some of those individuals whose rights are most threatened in our judicial system yet who often have no access to legal assistance. Our students deliver over a thousand JLMs every year to prisoners, institutions, libraries, and organizations. We also publish a Spanish version of the JLM to serve as a resource to Spanish-language prisoners. Finally, the JLM offers an Immigration and Consular Access Supplement in both English and Spanish language versions.
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Hanna St. Marie
Editor-in-Chief
Patricia Okonta
Executive Editor
Rebecca Nocharli
Executive Production Editor
Mohini Banerjee
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