As the first step in facilitating the discourse required to bring racial discussions to the forefront, the University of Miami Black Law Students Association and the University of Miami Law Review collaborated on a special issue of the University of Miami Law Review Caveat, the law review’s digital publication. It was published in May 2021.
For the first time in its 75-year history, the University of Miami Law Review considered submissions from any member of the Miami Law student body.
“The law review felt that this was a discussion the whole student population should be actively engaged in, as issues of systemic racial injustice affect all of us,” said digital editor David Stuzin. “As we start our legal careers, we have an ethical duty to be wrestling with these urgent questions of justice and equality before the law.”
The issue focuses solely on systemic injustice and discrimination in the law. As both organizations know that all members of the Miami Law community should partake in this discussion, Miami Law students, faculty members, and administrators submitted manuscripts for the special issue.
Founded in 1947 as the Miami Law Quarterly, the University of Miami Law Review is a legal journal committed to publishing articles of interest to legal scholars and practitioners. All articles—even those by the most respected authorities—are subjected to a rigorous editorial process designed to sharpen and strengthen substance and tone. As a student-run organization, student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions. These attributes steadily contributed to the Law Review‘s success, which helped it achieve the distinction of the longest continuously running student legal publication in the State of Florida.
The University of Miami Law Review publishes issues quarterly, with articles from all areas of legal scholarship. This review is subject-matter neutral and focuses solely on publishing high-quality, cutting-edge scholarship written by law professors, judges, practitioners, and members of the Law Review.
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