Subscribe By RSS or Email

Recent Posts in ‘Uncategorized’

Forthcoming Contributions

The Means to Ending Affirmative Action Professor Tanya Washington, Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University  This piece will focus on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s reading and  interpretation of the Equal Protection Clause, beginning with Plessy v. Ferguson and reflected in key affirmative action and educational equity cases, has compromised efforts to achieve meaningful, substantive equality […]

Welcome to the Class of 2016!

Welcome! The Executive Board of the Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice (HJREJ) would first like to welcome you to HLS! You are among the best and brightest students that the world has to offer, and we are excited that you have decided to spend the next few years with us. We trust that […]

Commentary on “Fisher” and the Future of Affirmative Action

Introduction Nearly fifty years after eleven-year-old Linda Brown journeyed up the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States, seventeen-year-old Abigail Fisher took her place in front of the country’s most esteemed judicial bench. Fisher, too, argued for equal educational opportunities. But the similarities stop there. While Brown argued against Kansas’s segregated school system, […]


What Is HJREJ?

The Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice was originally founded as an internal publication of the Black Law Students Association, and has grown into an independent annual journal committed to publishing manuscripts that address social and economic issues affecting African Americans and other minorities, as well as publishing innovative works by minority scholars and […]