Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties (SJCRCL)

The Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties (CRCL) is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to civil rights and liberties issues–both domestic and international.

Stanford Law School students founded CRCL in 2004 to explore the changing landscape of the civil rights and civil liberties dialogue, the real world implications of these changes on society, and the larger structural and systematic implications of these issues.

CRCL publishes two issues per year, featuring articles, essays, reviews, and commentary from prominent and emerging scholars, practitioners, and students. In addition to organizing annual symposia on civil rights and civil liberties, CRCL invites speakers and panelists to engage with the Stanford community on topics of interest and importance.

CRCL membership is open to all Stanford Law School students. Executive Board members are elected in the winter quarter of each year.

Volume XVI Current Issue: Issue 2

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2019-20 Executive Board

Sarah Beller
Connor Hayes

Executive Editors
Daphne Thompson
Katherine Cole

Managing Editors
Alex Favela
Katie Gwyn
Caroline Hirst
Miles Unterreiner

Articles Editors
Cody Kahoe
Hannah Schwarz
Rachel Sohl
Brett Diehl

Student Note Editors
Ben Higgs
Kristin Holladay

Special Issue Editors
Shawn Musgrave
Jason Fernandes
A.D. Lewis
Emily Postman
Lisa Muloma
Helen Jane Bass

Development Editors
Magdalene Zier
Monique Candiff

Technical Managing Editors
Jeremy Hutton
Joseph Ingrao

2020-21 Executive Board

Alero Egbe
Bruce Easop

Executive Editors
Alex Minsk
Ausjia Perlow

Managing Editors
Alice Bishop
Grace Ann Brew
Lanie Corrigan

Articles Editors
Olivia Glass
Donovan Hicks
Leah Kennedy
Jasmine Robinson

Special Issue Editors
Rhiannon Bronstein
Jacob McCall
Jake Seidman

Student Note Editors
Hanna McGinnis
Yulie Landan

Development Editors
Madelyn Coles
Axel Hufford


At its core, CRCL is devoted to the discovery and transmission of legal knowledge. CRCL cannot be limited in its methods and ways of thinking, or confined to one individual’s or a single community’s experiences. To further this mission, we must bring a broad range of ideas and approaches.

CRCL strives to ensure that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, political and religious beliefs, physical and learning differences, sexual orientations and identities is represented.  Such diversity will inspire new angles of inquiry, new modes of analysis, and new solutions, contributing to our core mission.

To advance legal scholarship, it is essential to be exposed to views and cultures other than one’s own and to have one’s opinions and assumptions challenged. Such engagement expands our horizons, enables understanding across difference, prevents complacency and promotes intellectual breadth.

Our diversity ensures our strength as an intellectual community. In today’s world, diversity represents the key to excellence and achievement.