Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties (SJCRCL)

Current Issue: Volume 19, Issue 2

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.

2021-2022 Executive Board

Taylor Beardall
Eduardo Gonzalez

Executive Editors
Megan Koilparampil
Elóra Henderson
Estizer Smith

Managing Editors
Kai Wiggins
Trevor Byrne
Saraswati Rathod

Articles Editors
Paola Méndez
Leanna Lupin
Cason Reily
Namrata Verghese
Yi Li
Sydney Kirlan-Stout
Marni Morse

Special Issue Editors
Bridget Amoako
Killian McDonald
Ben Halom

Development Editors
Mide Odunsi
Jackie Schaeffer
Daniel Zahn

Student Note Editors
Vanessa Young Viniegra
Jared Milfred
Maddie Walsh

Technical Managing Editors
Jenny Xin
Joy Chen

Senior Editors
Kate Healy
Seamus Lynch
William Eck
Bridget Morrison
Sergio Valente
Maura Carey
Enshan Qu
Yasmin Moreno

Member Editors
Alex Sanchez Bressler
Andrew Hiyama
Angela Liu
Anna Howell
Ariel Lowrey
Devin Flynn
Jennifer Depew
Natalya Linglingay Rañeses Ritter
Luke Norquist
Madison Burson
Max Kennedy
Maya Frost-Belansky
Noah Rothman
Sahil Madhav Nerurkar
Truman Chen
Bella M. Ryb
Brandon Roul
Erin Morris
Gareth M. Fowler
Helena Abbott
Madison Villarreal
Mary-Claire Spurgin
Tristan Malhotra


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.