Monday, August 29, 2011


The Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights invites UT Law students to participate in its fall 2011 write-on competition. We are seeking 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls with outstanding writing and editing skills and a demonstrated interest in civil liberties and civil rights.

The journal publishes articles that examine the intersection of law, politics, and society within the area of civil liberties and civil rights. Articles are written by judges, lawyers, professors, and students. The Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the State Bar of Texas has an ongoing relationship with the journal. Originally founded in 1992, the journal is now one of the nation’s most cited specialty law journals on human rights by courts.

Members of the journal often strengthen their legal research and writing skills. In addition, the journal provides unique opportunities for students interested in learning more about practicing civil liberties and civil rights law.  This past spring, we hosted a symposium entitled Civil Rights on the Border, featuring panel discussions between immigration specialists, litigators, and constitutional scholars from across the country.  In May 2011, Justice John Paul Stevens discussed and echoed an article about statutory reforms to Section 1983 that we published in our Fall 2010 issue. This year, we hope to continue the same conversation in print and in dialogue. 
If you are interested in applying for a position on the journal, please contact Christine Nishimura, or pick up an application at the circulation desk in the atrium.  The application deadline is Friday, September 2 at 5:00 PM.