About This Journal
The Berkeley La Raza Law Journal (“Journal") produces knowledge designed to capture the imagination of legislators, stir the consciences of judges, and provide a dynamic tool for practitioners concerned with the impact of their work on behalf of the Latinx community.
The Journal was imagined in 1980 and established in 1981 by Latinx students and our allies at Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) at the University of California, Berkeley. The Journal is one of the few law reviews in the United States that center Latinx conditions, communities, and identities.
The Journal was established to provide a forum, which previously did not exist, to analyze legal issues affecting the Latinx community. Previous issues have addressed bilingual education, affirmative action, immigration law, labor law and policy, voting rights, community empowerment, new models of organizing labor, rural communities, and Latinx Critical Legal Theory.
Each spring, we traditionally host a symposium to bring together law and other students, with professors, lawyers, activists and other community members to learn about and discuss current issues affecting the Latinx community. Additionally, we irregularly hold colloquia and installments of our speaker series.
These events and others are part of our evolving project to transform conventional legal education at Boalt Hall in order to help Latinx law students and our allies become better advocates for social justice, self-determination, and liberation in the United States and abroad. ¡Por la raza habla el espíritu!
Cite as: La Raza L.J.