ยป Diversity and Social Justice Forum

The Diversity and Social Justice Forum is a student-run scholarly publication at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, dedicated to providing a forum that can give expression and representation to a wide spectrum of progressive and diverse voices at Chapman. We believe that the key to fostering a strong and diverse student body is to ensure that we do not confine ourselves to an echo chamber, and that we are not dismissive of alternate viewpoints and methods. The Diversity and Social Justice Forum hopes to promote a climate of engagement and dialogue with a wide spectrum of views and values. To this end, the Diversity and Social Justice Forum hosts an annual symposium on issues of social justice, and publishes the DSJ Forum, an online publication featuring practice-oriented issues of social justice, including any aspect of the underlying legal or humanitarian concerns, legal or policy solutions, or the work of movements organizing to address the problem.

Call for Articles

The Diversity and Social Justice Forum is pleased to invite article submissions for our 2022-2023 Volume VI Publication.

The theme of this year’s publication is "Our Voices: Exploring Cultural Roots and Significance." Throughout time, historical records and scholars have had great power in documenting information and key events in many cultural groups. At times, this can lead to an accurate representation of such groups’ culture, but other times, it can lead to the development of misconceptions and prejudices. As such, it is important to recognize and consider how powerful a written record or a simple description of one’s culture can be in shaping its portrayal, outlook, and perceptions. We welcome any submissions of unsolicited legal manuscripts and articles that discuss and explore how history and language have been used to furnish and highlight minorities’ stories, including but not limited to any legal or humanitarian concerns, legal solutions and policies and movements to rectify injustice.

The Diversity and Social Justice Forum is focusing on this theme, but we are also welcoming all submissions on social justice issues. Our goal is to be able to serve as a resource for the community in shedding light on these issues. We welcome various viewpoints from law students, professors, attorneys, and legal professionals and would be honored to be able to publish the work of our legal community.

Submission Guidelines

  • The Diversity and Social Justice Forum will be accepting articles for Volume VI from May 15 to June 20, 2022
  • Articles should be in the range of 5,000 - 8,000 words in length (not including footnotes).
  • Citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition, 2015).
  • Submissions should be emailed to dsjforum@gmail.com with a subject heading of: "[First and Last Name] - DSJ Article Submission 2022"

The Editorial Board of the Diversity and Social Justice Forum shall determine which submissions are selected. Once a submission is selected, the Co-chairs will work with the author to prepare the submission for publication. Authors shall retain copyrights after publication.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Diversity and Social Justice Forum at dsjforum@gmail.com. We look forward to receiving your submission.

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Contact


General Inquiries

DSJForum@gmail.com

Faculty Advisors

Denis Binder
Professor of Law
dbinder@chapman.edu

Janine Kim
Wylie A. Aitken Professor of Law, Race, and Social Justice
jykim@chapman.edu

2022-2023 Executive Board


Symposium Co-Editor in Chief
Publication Co-Editor in Chief
Senior Symposium Editors
Serena Pelenghian
Marketing & Production Editor
Sofia Carmona

Staff Editors
Madeline Ong
Cover of Volume 5 of the Diversity and Social Justice Forum's 'The Forum'

Volume 5: Reviving Our Social Consciousness