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The Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (formerly Texas Forum on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights) is an excellent source of information on current issues in civil rights and constitutional law. The Journal was founded in 1992 when a group of law students who gathered to discuss the state of rights and liberties in America became aware that there was a dearth of information available to those interested in this critical area at the intersection of law, politics, and society.
To that end, the Journal is published twice a year [subscribe] in conjunction with Individual Rights and Responsibilities (IRR) Section of the State Bar of Texas [homepage]. The IRR provides us with funding and a readership base while the journal publishes IRR news and announcements. The Journal is also available on Westlaw, Lexis, and HeinOnline, and is carried by the majority of important institutions.
The Journal is run by law students and is overseen by a Board of Advisors. These sixteen people range from academics to judges to civil rights practitioners throughout the state of Texas. Their experience and knowledge provide us with great insight as to the direction of civil rights law in Texas.
Social Aspects of Journal Membership
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Many believe that part of the law school experience is joining a journal. Not only does a member gain experience in the technical aspects of making a publication—editing, proofing, cite checking, solicitation of subsciptions, etc.—but members also become part of a community of students with common interests. Social activities may include mixers, house parties, burgers at the Posse East, bowling, pool, softball, etc. The Journal also likes to participate, alongside other journals and law school organizations, in sponsoring other events that go on at the law school such as academic conferences, guest speakers, etc. In all, there is both work to be done and fun to be had in Texas Journal On Civil Liberties & Civil Rights.