The University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class provides a forum for academics, judges, and practitioners to engage in a scholarly discussion of legal issues pertaining to race, religion, gender and class. The Journal is not committed to a particular political ideology, but rather is dedicated to fostering intellectual discourse on issues at the intersection of public policy and the law, as well as analyzing the effects of law, policy and judicial decision on different religious, racial, ethnic, economic and social groups.
Recent articles published in the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class have explored the debate over the presence of religion in public schools, the application of the insanity defense to women suffering from postpartum depression, the legal and economic critique of eminent domain, and the impact of human trafficking in Maryland.
Approximately forty students manage the Journal. Third year students serve as article editors, associate editors and editorial board members who select and edit papers for publication, manage the Journal's business operations, and organize the annual symposium. Second year staff members ensure the accuracy of all published pieces, provide other support for the third year editors, and write case notes or comments.
In addition to publishing two issues each year, the Journal hosts an annual symposium that explores a current legal topic related to race, religion, gender or class. The Journal publishes symposium-based pieces, unsolicited manuscripts, as well as up to four student pieces written by the Journal's staff members. The Journal invites practitioners, individuals, law schools, libraries, and any other interested parties to subscribe.
For more information, please contact:
University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion,
Gender and Class
University of Maryland School of Law
500 West Baltimore Street, Room 369
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
Phone: (410) 706-7151
Fax: (410) 706-5856