Now Accepting Submissions for Spring 2021 Issue of BJCL: “Reimagining the Criminal Legal System"

The Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law (“BJCL”) is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2021 issue. The theme for this issue will be “Reimagining the Criminal Legal System.”

As one of the preeminent criminal law journals in the nation, recently ranked the #8 journal in the country for scholarship on criminal law and procedure, BJCL publishes work covering a broad range of topics in both substantive and procedural criminal law.

Our journal seeks to provide a space next spring for scholarship that advances new ways of thinking about the criminal legal system. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary perspectives on criminal law and on pieces that address criminal justice reform and the reimagination of the criminal legal system.

Submissions to this issue of BJCL might discuss alternatives to sentencing and other diversion programs, the human costs of incarceration, abolitionism, police power and reform, or anti-racist legal reform, though this list is by no means exhaustive.

Please see our Submissions page for further details.