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Journal of Law and Social Change

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change serves as the hub of the progressive academic community at Penn Law.

jalsccoverWe are a student-run journal and seminar that espouses an interdisciplinary scholarly approach to challenge social injustice. The Journal of Law and Social Change (JLASC) is unique among Penn Law 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. Through debate and discussion, JLASC decides democratically which articles to publish.

This coming year, JLASC will publish our twentieth volume. 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 both within and beyond the legal community.


Mariel Mussack
Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 23
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change