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Aims & Scope

Mission Statement of Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy

The Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy (formerly the African-American Law & Policy Report) was created by students at Boalt Hall to provide an alternative forum to address legal and policy issues of concern to African-Americans. As we see it, the challenge facing the Journal is threefold.

First, the Journal's publication will work toward ultimately improving conditions for African-American communities by infusing intellectual discourse with provocative and innovative scholarship, thus deepening thinking about policy options and choices.

Second, the Journal will give rise to the voices of emerging scholars, and will bring these scholars into conversation with prominent professors, judges, policy-makers, and practitioners.

Finally, with an eye toward preparing the next generation of leaders who will help create change and progress, we see the Journal as a training ground where students sharpen their editing and writing skills, and gain experience in critical thinking by wrestling with the task of producing quality scholarship and ideas.