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Journal of Law and Social Change

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change (JLASC) serves as the hub of the progressive academic community at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

jalsccoverWe are a student-run journal and seminar committed to interdisciplinary scholarship addressing social, racial, and economic justice. JLASC is unique among Law School journals both in our mission and our democratic article selection process. All journal members participate in 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, student-run seminar, where we decide which articles to publish on a participatory and democratic basis.

This coming year, JLASC will publish our twenty-fourth volume. Our broad mission attracts articles from a diverse range of scholars, practitioners, activists, and students from around the world. We embrace a blend of theory and practice, featuring interdisciplinary scholarship that has practical implications both within and beyond the legal community.


Sanjay Jolly 

Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 24 (2020-21)

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change