We accept articles from current law students, legal practitioners, and legal faculty. Articles should be submitted via email to: submissions.lapilj@gmail.com.

Substantive Guidelines:

Articles should discuss an original social justice topic or add a fresh perspective on an existing topic in this arena. Priority will be given to articles that a) are useful to practitioners (i.e. litigation or advocacy strategies, policy, etc.), b) focus on current or emerging issues in the Greater Los Angeles region and/or c) are relevant to or enhance the knowledge of the region’s practitioners.

Technical Guidelines:

Articles should 25 to 50 pages, double-spaced, 1″ margins, in 12 point Times New Roman font. All citations should be in Bluebook format and should be in the form of footnotes. An abstract of the article is required (please include in the beginning of the article).

 

Community Voices:

Community voices is a section of the the LAPILJ that highlights the response of professors, practitioners, and law students to legal articles or relevant social justice issues.  Articles may be composed of any artistic or literary commentary on the public interest community or movement in Los Angeles.  There is no page limit or citation requirement for Community Voices articles.  However, any citations included should be in the form of footnotes.  Articles should be double-spaced, 1″ margins, in 12 point Times New Roman font.

 

 

 

LAPILJ is an open-submission journal.  We welcome original articles on any social justice topic from professors, practitioners, and students. 

The Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal is edited by law students from Southwestern Law School, Loyola Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law, UCLA School of Law, and USC Gould School of Law.  Its present mailing address is at the office of the student-run Public Interest Law Foundation of Loyola Law School.

LAPILJ is not an official publication of Southwestern Law School, Loyola Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law, UCLA School of Law, or USC Gould School of Law, and these law schools do not offer, endorse, recommend, or guarantee its products or services. LAPILJ and its website provider are solely responsible for the content of this website.