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Journal of Law and Social Change

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change (JLASC) is proud to begin our seventh year as an official journal of Penn Law after 17 years of independent scholarship.

jalsccoverWe are a progressive, student-run journal and seminar that espouses an interdisciplinary scholarly approach to challenge social injustice. JLASC is unique among Penn Law Journals both in our mission and process. All journal members participate in journal decision-making by collectively reviewing, selecting and editing each piece of scholarship. Unlike other journals, JLASC members read article submissions as part of a weekly seminar. Through debate and discussion, JLASC decides as a group which articles to publish.

This coming year, JLASC will publish three regular issues of the journal. Our broad mission attracts articles from a diverse range of legal scholars, practitioners and activists around the country. We embrace theory and practice, featuring interdisciplinary scholarship that has practical implications beyond the legal community.

In addition to our three regular issues, JLASC will once again partner with the Toll Public Interest Center to publish the annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium Issue. The Sparer Symposium seeks to bring together legal academics and practitioners to provide insight into the dynamic relationship between scholarship and practice in the area of poverty law, merging theory and practice.

Laila Ameri
Anna Deknatel
Editors-in-Chief Vol. 17
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change

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