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The purpose of this guide is to provide information about publications produced by Howard University School of Law (HUSL). Access information is provided, along with context for name changes over time. For more information about these publications, reach out to the Office of Publications.
About the Office of Publications
The office manages the day-to-day publishing, business, and support functions of the Howard Law Journal and the Howard Human and Civil Rights Law Review.
Publications of Howard University School of Law
Current Journal Publications
Howard Law Journal - The Howard Law Journal was founded in 1955 and operates as a student-managed, faculty-supervised academic program. The Journal is published in one annual volume that consists of no less than three issues of articles, essays, and book reviews authored by legal scholars. The Journal also contains notes and comments written by members of the Howard Law Journal.
- Howard Human & Civil Rights Law Review - The Howard Human & Civil Rights Law Review (HCR) was founded in 2015 and operates as a student-managed, faculty-supervised law journal. The journal focuses on issues related to human rights, civil rights, and international law. HCR publishes an annual volume of lectures provided at its annual symposium, academic articles by scholars and practitioners, and a note published by the winner of the Pauli Murray Prize, a national competition that rewards a student for the best scholarly paper on human and civil rights.
Past Journal Publications
- Human Rights and Globalization Law Review (2007-2016)- The Human Rights and Globalization Law Review replaced the Scroll in 2007 with the intention of incorporating a more global approach to addressing the human rights and social justice issues impacting communities of color. In particular, the journal formed to address the legal implications related to events such as human trafficking, universal healthcare, company outsourcing, genocide, poverty, mass incarceration, women's and children's rights, and the wide-ranging implications of war. The journal concluded its production at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year.
- Howard Scroll (1992-2006) - Formally the Howard Scroll: The Social Justice Review (1992-1994), with a minor name change to Howard Scroll: The Social Justice Law Review (1995-2006), this publication addressed issues pertaining to African Americans and minority communities. When J. Clay Jr. Smith Jr. introduced the first issue, he stated that the founding board members "aim to publish diversity of viewpoints to enlarge the knowledge of the public of the world about social and legal issues that exceptionally affect People of Color." In 2007, the Scroll was replaced by the Human Rights and Globalization Law Review.
- The Barrister - The Barrister is the student-edited newspaper that publishes articles and literary work of members of the HUSL community. Throughout the year, the Barrister provides a more in depth analysis of issues that are of concern to the school community and the world at large.
- The Jurist - The Jurist is published two times a year by the Howard University School of Law for the benefit of the Law School’s alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends.
Victoria Capatosto oversaw updates to this guide by LIS graduate student interns between May 2016 and January 2022.
- During the Fall 2019 semester this guide was developed by Mark Parkhurst as part of his directed fieldwork as HUSL Library's LIS graduate student technical services intern. At the time Mark was finishing his final semester of graduate school in the Library and Information Science program at the University of Maryland.
- During the Summer 2020 semester this guide was supplemented and updated by John Miller as part of his directed fieldwork as HUSL Library's LIS graduate student remote public services intern. At the time John was finishing his final semester of graduate school in the Law Librarianship program at the University of Washington.