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About This Journal

The Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice (founded in 1978 and publishing its first thirty-one volumes as the Third World Law Journal) was a unique periodical that filled the need for a progressive, alternative legal perspective on issues both within the United States and in the developing world. The Journal's scope included issues affecting underrepresented populations, human and civil rights, immigration, women's and children's issues, and issues of disproportionate economic impact. The founders of the Journal envisioned it as a forum for discussing legal issues affecting people, cultures, and institutions that share a common history of colonialism, oppression, under-representation, and marginalization in the political and economic processes.

In 2017, the journal, along with three of Boston College Law School's other student-edited journals was consolidated into a single, larger journal published under the title Boston College Law Review.