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About This Journal

Founded in 1978, the Third World Law Journal was a unique legal 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. Third World problems are a complex matrix of social, economic and political crises confronting minority groups, indigenous cultures and under-industrialized nations.

With the publication of volume 32, the Boston College Third World Law Journal changed its name to the Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice. 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.