Call for Symposium Edition Submissions: Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives

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Volume 16: 70 Years Later: Revisiting Brown v. Board of Education  and the Struggle for Racial Equity in Education

Call for Submissions

Seventy years after Brown v. Board of Education, schools are facing yet another watershed moment. Classrooms have long served as incubators of change with the potential to address systemic racial and economic inequity in American life. In recent years, educators have witnessed a wave of pushback against educational programs and curricula that explicitly address inequity in the classroom, whether through inclusion of Critical Race Theory and trauma-informed teaching strategies, affirmative action policies at K-12 and postsecondary institutions, reduction of exclusionary punishment, or removal of police from schools. Stemming from partisan politics, these policies target and disproportionately impact the educational experience and outcomes of students of color, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, and students from other marginalized communities. 

In this issue, we seek to explore the lasting impact of Brown v. Board of Education  in this new era of pushback against progress. We invite authors to engage with this topic and others that arise from this turbulent moment. 

Journal Mission

The Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives is dedicated to supporting scholarship that provides a critical analysis of the intersection of law and race, focusing especially on the law’s role in the construction and maintenance of racial subordination and social domination.

Submission Criteria

All journal submissions must comport with the journal’s mission as well as the following:

  • 25,000 words or less
  • Written by an author who has graduated law school
  • Include an abstract and curriculum vitae

Submissions and questions may be directed to lawmcrp@georgetown.edu, or the Journal’s submissions page on Scholastica.

Deadline for submissions: Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis.

The Symposium

Contributors to Volume 16 will be featured prominently in a proposed day-long Symposium event in Spring 2024 highlighting the role of Critical Race Theory in modern educational pedagogy, curricula, and systems. The proposed Symposium will occur in-person at Georgetown University Law Center. MCRP anticipates the release of additional details, speakers, and a schedule of events in Spring 2024. 

While only traditional legal scholarship will be considered for this Volume, we invite a wide variety of contributions to be featured during the Symposium, so long as they engage with education and Critical Race Theory (CRT). Exceptional essays (including those from non-legal fields), comments, poems, interviews, and reactions will be considered.

Any thoughts related to the Symposium will be much appreciated, and should be directed to Symposium Chair Chelsea Clayton at cac465@georgetown.edu. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made to the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives  at lawmcrp@georgetown.edu.