Susannah Knox – Vol. 26 EIC

After a brief nomination period last week, Susannah Knox emerged as the Journal’s latest editor in chief.  She succeeds 3L Jay Osha who is currently preparing the 25th anniversary edition for publication.  Susannah will serve out her term by overseeing the Journal’s 26th volume. 

Kudos to Ms. Knox — and congratulations to the Journal!


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BLJ has a blog!

After much deliberation, BLJ finally has a blog!

The Journal began as a newsletter for the Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA), hence it’s name blackletter (as in black newsletter, clever huh?). It’s been a legal journal for 25 years, and with the growing popularity of online media, it seemed only appropriate that the Journal develop it’s own blog. How else would people easily know what the Journal’s editors were up to?

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BLJ was originally founded as an internal publication of the Black Law Students Association, and has grown into an independent annual journal committed to publishing manuscripts that address social and economic issues affecting African Americans and other minorities, as well as publishing innovative works by minority scholars and students. Our last volume, Volume 24, published pieces discussing, among other topics, public school desegregation, affirmative action in higher education, voting rights, race discrimination in hair salons, and the slavery-related origins of the American tax system.

BLJ recently co-sponsored a symposium entitled ‘Race Across Boundaries,’ which took a global approach in comparing and relating racial and ethnic tensions abroad to those experienced in the United States.”

For just under a quarter of a century, the Journal has promoted a conscientious and honest dialogue on issues of race and class in the law through publishing articles by academics, practitioners, and students. The Journal will celebrate this impressive feat by publishing its 25th volume in the Spring of 2009. In addition, Professor Richard Banks (Stanford) and Professor Charles Ogletree (Harvard) will publish a special anniversary foreword for the volume. Celebrate this history with us by subscribing to the journal. If you wish to subscribe to the journal, please send the Journals Office an e-mail at  journals at

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