Journal of Gender, Race & Justice

Journal of Gender, Race & Justice The purpose of this Journal page is to get the word out about upcoming events for the Journal. We welcome any discussion-related comments, and we especially encourage you to visit the blog and discuss our blog entries.

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We are ecstatic about the return of JGRJ's blog! It is an excellent opportunity for student-writers to engage with newsw...
09/20/2021
Human Rights and the Taliban in an America-free Afghanistan: What It Looks Like and Why We Should Care

We are ecstatic about the return of JGRJ's blog! It is an excellent opportunity for student-writers to engage with newsworthy topics and further research their interests. Reintroducing our blog is Grace Tobin, a 2L student here University of Iowa College of Law, writing about the current political turbulence in Afghanistan. Below is Grace's piece!

Human Rights and the Taliban in an America-free Afghanistan: What It Looks Like and Why We Should Care by Grace Tobin.
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#JGRJ #Law #JGRJToday #HumanRights #Afghanwomen

Human Rights and the Taliban in an America-free Afghanistan: What It Looks Like and Why We Should CareBy: Grace TobinSep…

Senior Note & Comment Editor Tyler Wills, and Note & Comment Editor Abby Buchanan, working with student-writers on fine-...
09/02/2021

Senior Note & Comment Editor Tyler Wills, and Note & Comment Editor Abby Buchanan, working with student-writers on fine-tuning their topics. Each student-writer will draft a Student Note on their chosen subject, working closely with professors and the JGRJ Board.
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#JGRJ #Journal #Gender #Race #Justice # #Law #IowaLaw #Publishing #IowaLaw

First Authority Check of the 2021 Semester! It is amazing to be back in the Boyd Law Building editing one of our upcomin...
08/30/2021

First Authority Check of the 2021 Semester! It is amazing to be back in the Boyd Law Building editing one of our upcoming pieces for JGRJ's 25th Volume. Tonight's piece focuses on religious exemptions against reproductive health access! We are excited to share our upcoming publication! #25YearsofJGRJ
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Would you please assist the Volume 25 Editorial Board in welcoming our talented incoming student-writers to JGRJ! We are...
07/14/2021

Would you please assist the Volume 25 Editorial Board in welcoming our talented incoming student-writers to JGRJ! We are ecstatic to be working with such an amazing group of students.

All of JGRJ looks forward to the challenging scholarship these student-writers will collectively work on and produce.

#congratulations #ACinbound #studentwriters #futurelawyers

Would you please assist the Volume 25 Editorial Board in welcoming our talented incoming student-writers to JGRJ! We are ecstatic to be working with such an amazing group of students.

All of JGRJ looks forward to the challenging scholarship these student-writers will collectively work on and produce.

#congratulations #ACinbound #studentwriters #futurelawyers

06/24/2021

Special Edition: Volume 24, Issue 1 is live!

https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/online-edition/volume-24-issue-1/

We dedicate Issue 1 of Volume 24 to Black Lives Matter coalitions and advocates in Iowa and across the United States.

Thank you to all our readers, writers, editors, and board members for your dedicated work throughout these difficult times this past year. We hope you enjoy the challenging scholarship our amazing writers were able to produce.

Future student writers: with the semester rapidly coming to a close, we would love to meet you and answer your remaining...
04/16/2021

Future student writers: with the semester rapidly coming to a close, we would love to meet you and answer your remaining questions about the Journal. If you cannot make it next Wednesday, be sure to join the all-journal Zoom open house this afternoon!

Future student writers: with the semester rapidly coming to a close, we would love to meet you and answer your remaining questions about the Journal. If you cannot make it next Wednesday, be sure to join the all-journal Zoom open house this afternoon!

Learn a little more about your Vol. 25 Editorial Board! Link: https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/about-us/our-staff/
04/15/2021
Vol. 25 Editorial Board

Learn a little more about your Vol. 25 Editorial Board! Link:
https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/about-us/our-staff/

Vol. 25 Editorial Board Thomas R. Hutchison Editor-In-Chief Morgan E. Jensen Senior Managing Editor Lisa M. Manoogian Senior Managing Editor Miles Taylor Patton Senior Administrative-Symposium Editor Noah B. Dwyer Senior Articles Editor Tyler J. Wills Senior Note & Comment Editor Jake K. Bergman Onl...

The Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice is pleased to announce that the following student notes have been selected for pu...
03/31/2021

The Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice is pleased to announce that the following student notes have been selected for publication in Volume 25!

The Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice is pleased to announce that the following student notes have been selected for publication in Volume 25!

Are you interested in joining journal next year? Or are you still not quite sure what the hype is all about? Come to the...
03/28/2021

Are you interested in joining journal next year? Or are you still not quite sure what the hype is all about? Come to the All-Journal Informational Meeting on Thursday, April 1 from 12:45-1:45! A representative from each of the four Iowa Law journals will discuss the benefits of participating in journal, the application process this year, and answer any questions you may have. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98805343418?pwd=S1pTeW9aUk1tZ0VoT21ISWt5WlJiUT09.

Are you interested in joining journal next year? Or are you still not quite sure what the hype is all about? Come to the All-Journal Informational Meeting on Thursday, April 1 from 12:45-1:45! A representative from each of the four Iowa Law journals will discuss the benefits of participating in journal, the application process this year, and answer any questions you may have. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98805343418?pwd=S1pTeW9aUk1tZ0VoT21ISWt5WlJiUT09.

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is thrilled to announce our Volume 25 Editorial Board! Congratulations!
03/09/2021

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is thrilled to announce our Volume 25 Editorial Board! Congratulations!

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is thrilled to announce our Volume 25 Editorial Board! Congratulations!

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is pleased to announce the release of a special issue, Volume 24.1, to celebrate t...
02/26/2021
The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is pleased to announce the release of a special issue, Volume 24.1, to celebrate the end of Black History Month. This special issue contains articles from non-traditional legal scholars focusing on legal issues that affect Black Iowans. Such articles include a poem from a member of the Iowa Freedom Riders, grassroots organizing for racial justice in Iowa from a member of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, analysis of the felon voting ban in Iowa from a former Iowa law student, the story of Iowa's first African-American female judge appointment to the bench, and the creation of the groundbreaking minority impact statement from a former Iowa House Member. Iowa Law Professor Dean Wing also writes a passionate conclusion summarizing the importance of such non-traditional articles. Both the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, and the Black Law Students Association also wrote significant introductions that emphasize the importance of this special issue. While this is the end of Black History Month, we continue support the fundamental notion that Black Lives Matter here in Iowa and the United States. The online issue is available at: https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/.

Founded in 1996, the Journal explores how we are classified, stratified, ignored, and singled out under the law because of our race, s*x, gender, economic class, ability, s*xual identity, and the multitude of labels applied to us. Identity is a matrix of experiences; when the law fails to recognize....

JGRJ is pleased to welcome four new contributing editors to our team! Congratulations to Aurora Arop, Allison Linafelter...
09/17/2020

JGRJ is pleased to welcome four new contributing editors to our team! Congratulations to Aurora Arop, Allison Linafelter, Erin Kinley, and Adam Ramadan Lorenzana!

We are excited to announce the student writers for the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice - Volume 24!  Congratulations, ...
07/21/2020

We are excited to announce the student writers for the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice - Volume 24! Congratulations, everyone!

06/04/2020

Dear JGRJ community,

In these times, it is essential that we, as an organization devoted to justice and equality, do not stay silent. Black Lives Matter. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other acts of murder, violence, and terrorism against the black community should spark outrage. We stand with the protests here in Iowa City, across the country, and around the world.

We encourage all allies, ourselves included, to take the time to uplift black voices on this issue and to take a stand. Our inequal society thrives most when we are silent and unaware and JGRJ is committed to bringing those voices to the forefront. We strive to do so at every opportunity. As both future and current members of the legal community, it is our duty hear those voices and educate ourselves, so that we can better advocate for those who are so often silenced by the legal system.

Hand in hand with outrage, this is a time of great pain and mourning and we encourage care, for yourselves, for your friends, and for your community. Seek out resources where you are if you are in need, or contact JGRJ to see how we can help you access those resources.

Last, we, like many others who have spoken out this week, wanted to include links to the many organizations in need of financial and social support and encourage you to donate if you are able, or uplift their messages if you cannot:
--George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
--#BirthdayForBreonna (a site with information on petitions and funds on behalf of Breonna Taylor): https://msha.ke/30flirtyfilm/#top-picks
--NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/support/
--ActBlue's Bail Fund Hub (an easy way to send funds to multiple bail funds across the country): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfunds

JGRJ stands in solidarity. Black Lives Matter.

Congratulations to our graduating Editorial Board, Class of 2020! To learn more about JGRJ's amazing 2020 grads check ou...
05/15/2020
Vol. 23 Editorial Board

Congratulations to our graduating Editorial Board, Class of 2020! To learn more about JGRJ's amazing 2020 grads check out their profiles on our newest website! https://bit.ly/JGRJ2020Grads

For up-to-the-minute information on the University of Iowa’s response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Campus Coronavirus Updates website.

JGRJ's new website is LIVE: https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/! It features a fresh and innovative design that showcases our mo...
04/30/2020

JGRJ's new website is LIVE: https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/! It features a fresh and innovative design that showcases our most recently published articles, social justice mission, and inspiring JGRJ alumni. We're incredibly proud of the final product, and hope you visit & enjoy it!

Calling all future student writers! You're invited to an all journal Q&A on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:40pm CST. Re...
04/07/2020

Calling all future student writers! You're invited to an all journal Q&A on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:40pm CST. Representatives from Iowa Law's four journals will be available to answer any questions you have. RSVP in this Google sheet (http://shorturl.at/djyWY) & the Zoom URL and password will be sent out in Outlook prior to the meeting.

You can ask questions during the session, but if you have questions in advance send them to [email protected].

JGRJ is pleased to announce the student Notes selected for publication in Volume 24! Congratulations!
03/29/2020

JGRJ is pleased to announce the student Notes selected for publication in Volume 24! Congratulations!

03/12/2020

ATTENTION ALL 1Ls there is an All-Journal Write-On Informational Meeting tomorrow March 12 at 12:40 PM in BLB Room 235. If you are interested in learning more about journal there will be representatives from each of the four journals available to share journal-specific information and answer your questions. Students will also receive general information on the write-on application process. Write-on applications will not be made available until the last day of finals week. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

We are excited to announce the Volume 24 Editorial Board! Congratulations and best of luck to everyone!
03/09/2020

We are excited to announce the Volume 24 Editorial Board! Congratulations and best of luck to everyone!

Last AC night for our 2019-2020 student writers! Congrats team! We couldn't have done it without you!
03/06/2020

Last AC night for our 2019-2020 student writers! Congrats team! We couldn't have done it without you!

Good morning to all! JGRJ is currently hosting a fundraiser to secure our future as a leader in addressing and rectifyin...
12/02/2019
Support the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice

Good morning to all!

JGRJ is currently hosting a fundraiser to secure our future as a leader in addressing and rectifying social, ethical, and legal issues, and producing valuable commentary on our legal rights in pursuit of justice.

We need your help! The link below directs you to our fundraising website where a donation of any amount can be made. Every donation counts and is tax deductible.

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Hey all! JGRJ is fundraising to launch a new website & organize our upcoming 2020 Symposium. Please help us reach our go...
11/27/2019
Support the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice

Hey all! JGRJ is fundraising to launch a new website & organize our upcoming 2020 Symposium. Please help us reach our goal by making a donation! Thank you!!!

Help GOLDrush raise $5,000 for the project: Support the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice. Your gift will make a difference!

We are excited to welcome Mikayla Bennett, Tatiana Lowell-Campbell and Lexie Brennan to JGRJ! Congratulations!
09/25/2019

We are excited to welcome Mikayla Bennett, Tatiana Lowell-Campbell and Lexie Brennan to JGRJ! Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Volume 23, Student Writers! We are so excited for this new yea...
07/04/2019

Congratulations to the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Volume 23, Student Writers! We are so excited for this new year and are looking forward to working together.

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06/29/2019

Journal of Gender, Race & Justice's cover photo

Vol. 23 is thrilled to announce the addition of Anne Carter as Note and Comment Editor! Welcome to the team!
04/25/2019

Vol. 23 is thrilled to announce the addition of Anne Carter as Note and Comment Editor! Welcome to the team!

Congratulations to Vol. 22 Student Writer Taylor Herr on being selected as the Cain/Love Award recipient for this year! ...
04/05/2019

Congratulations to Vol. 22 Student Writer Taylor Herr on being selected as the Cain/Love Award recipient for this year! This award goes to a student nominated by their peers as someone who embodies the mission of the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice within the Journal and outside of it as well, and Taylor does just that!

Thank you Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar for allowing the Vol. 22 writers and editors to spend one last Thursday together! ...
04/05/2019

Thank you Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar for allowing the Vol. 22 writers and editors to spend one last Thursday together! It was almost as fun as our usual AC's. ;)

After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce the student Notes selected for publication in Volume 23! Congratulat...
04/03/2019

After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce the student Notes selected for publication in Volume 23! Congratulations!

We are thrilled to announce the Vol. 23 Editorial Board for the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice! Congratulations and b...
04/02/2019

We are thrilled to announce the Vol. 23 Editorial Board for the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice! Congratulations and best of luck to everyone!

Hope for Those Suffering in Solitary Confinement | The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice
07/29/2018
Hope for Those Suffering in Solitary Confinement | The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice

Hope for Those Suffering in Solitary Confinement | The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice

In a time when it seems the pendulum of civil rights wins and loses is in a downswing, there is a small bit of hope in the area of prison reform. The past few years have seen an increase in interest in the use of long-term solitary confinement in United States prisons. Powerful actors in the United....

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The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is not for the weak of heart or the timid in spirit. Feminist inquiry and critical race analysis are the touchstones of our endeavor. Our building blocks are new forms of analysis that reach beyond traditional conceptions of legal thought. We challenge our writers, our readers, and ourselves to question who we are and how the law defines us. We strive to be a transformative experience. In a spirit of openness, we explore how we are classified, stratified, ignored, and singled out under the law because of our race, s*x, gender, economic class, ability, s*xual identity, and the multitude of labels applied to us. Identity is a matrix of experiences; when the law fails to recognize any one facet of our identity, both the law and the person lose invaluable dimension. Our challenge is to examine how we negotiate our identities, how the legal system negotiates them for us and how these negotiations affect our ability to attain justice.

Our conception of justice looks beyond legal rights to how fairness, equity, and respect delineate the boundaries of what legal justice must, at a minimum, entail. We include all struggles against oppression within this conception. We seek to invoke a vision of justice that is without fear, a vision that allows us to be who we are as we are, without sanction or penalty. We encourage personal and social responsibility towards achieving this vision, and we welcome all viewpoints and ideas that are expressed with respect and collegiality.

Finally, we are a journal that promotes living discussion. Through our symposium, we will test, shape, and strengthen our scholarship by bringing a myriad of experiences into the realm of legal thought. We intend to build alliances across differences, to rub ideas together and watch the sparks fly. We invite you to help us fan the flames, to set the legal community on fire. Subscribe, submit (your work, not yourselves), and support us in our mission.

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