Vanderbilt Law School to Launch a New Journal With a Focus on Social Justice

Isiah Ellison

Vanderbilt Law School will launch a new, student-edited legal journal, the Social Justice Reporter, in 2022-23. The new journal will publish scholarship focusing on social justice, civil rights, and public interest lawyering by leading researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and law students. As currently planned, the Social Justice Reporter will be published online and feature a mix of scholarship, short essays, and opinion pieces.

Isiah Ellison, a JD/MBA student who is a graduate of Georgia State University, will lead the editorial team in the coming year, and  Yesha Yadav, associate dean for diversity, equity, and community, will be its faculty adviser.

“I am delighted to announce the launch of the Social Justice Reporter, which will provide a visible, accessible, and impactful hub for leading scholarship, dialogue, and debate on social justice, civil rights, and public interest lawyering at this critical juncture in our nation’s history,” Yadav said. “We look forward to ensuring that this journal provides a platform for top scholars, practitioners, activists and students as they wrestle with some of the most challenging and consequential issues of the day.”

“We are looking for students who are passionate about social justice, public interest, and civil rights who are willing to work fluidly as a part of a small team that also includes faculty and staff and to commit to serving on the journal’s staff throughout the next academic year,” Ellison said. He hopes to have his editorial team in place by the time classes start this fall.


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