Dear Incoming Students,
Welcome to Harvard Law School and to the Harvard Human Rights Journal (HHRJ) website! HHRJ is the premier journal for academic legal writing on international and domestic human rights issues. The Journal is globally recognized for the quality of its contributions to the legal discourse on human rights. HHRJ staff members have the opportunity during their time at Harvard Law School to help further the dialogue on human rights and shape this legal scholarship. Topics in the upcoming Volume 27 span the globe and include counter-terrorism and judicial decision-making in Northern Ireland, access to justice in rural India, socioeconomic rights in Ghana and Nigeria, same-sex marriage in the United States, and religious freedom in Vietnam. Journal participation provides an excellent introduction to legal writing and citation-checking (which you will all soon know as “Bluebooking”), as well as a chance to be directly involved in scholarly dialogue on some of the most pressing human rights issues.
Incoming students—including 1Ls, transfer students, and LLMs—have several opportunities to engage with HHRJ this year. Like many law journals, one of the primary roles available is helping with the sub-cite, a one-day, all-staff editing event. In addition, incoming students may apply for a Primary Editor position, which involves technical and stylistic editing, or for the position of Symposium Chair/Committee, to plan our annual symposium. If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, or you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HHRJ prides itself on being a family within the law school community. Social events throughout the year keep this community spirit vibrant, and participating in the Journal gives students an opportunity to meet other students with shared interests . We look forward to meeting you!
Harvard Human Rights Journal