Social Justice and Equity Law Journal publishes first issue

by Sarah Carlson,

  • The Social Justice and Equity Law Journal at Willamette Law published its inaugural issue January 29.
    Members of the editorial board of the Social Justice and Equity Law Journal (from L to R: Felipe Rendón, Andy Blevins, Megan Oshiro and Christian Muro).

The Social Justice and Equity Law Journal at Willamette Law published its inaugural issue January 29. Students formed the journal in fall 2016 to contribute to society’s understanding of legal and policy issues concerning topics such as race, class, gender and sexuality.

The journal is the first of its kind in Oregon. Editor-in-chief Felipe Rendón came up with the initial idea after noticing there weren’t many places to publish scholarly work on social justice issues.

“The journal became a natural end goal for all of us who got involved in the early stages,” Rendón says. “It’s a collection of input of all the members of our founding editorial board.”

The first issue of the journal contains four articles:

The board’s goal is for the journal to become a leading civil rights publication in the Pacific Northwest. Any legal scholar, practitioner or Willamette Law student can submit articles for consideration. The journal will publish at least once a year, with the possibility of twice a year if there is enough content.

About Willamette University College of Law

Opened in 1883, Willamette University College of Law is the first law school in the Pacific Northwest. The college has a long tradition at the forefront of legal education and is committed to the advancement of knowledge through excellent teaching, scholarship and mentorship. Leading faculty, thriving externship and clinical law programs, ample practical skills courses and a proactive career placement office prepare Willamette law students for today's legal job market. According to statistics compiled by the American Bar Association, Willamette ranks first in the Pacific Northwest for job placement for full-time, long-term, JD-preferred/JD-required jobs for the class of 2014 and first in Oregon for the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Located across the street from the state capitol complex and the Oregon Supreme Court, the college specializes in law and government, law and business, and dispute resolution.

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