Volume XV, Issue II: Spring 2019
As the 2018-2019 Academic Year comes to a close, the Editors-in-Chief are proud to present the Spring 2019 issue of the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review. Through these stellar articles, we hope to highlight how far our publication has come as the premier undergraduate journal for legal scholarship on campus. Appropriately, the theme for our launch event this year is “Intersectionality: At the Crossroads of Legal Discourse.” From voter disenfranchisement since Shelby County v. Holder to the pitfalls of sexual harassment law in relation to the reasonable person standard, our print issue aptly seeks to highlight the importance of marginality, context, and identity in modern jurisprudence.
In addition to our print articles, the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review launched two new initiatives this semester that focused on increasing the breadth and reach of our legal scholarship. Under the Online team, we introduced the Roundtable Initiative: a single legal issue is chosen by the Executive Editor every publishing cycle, and staff writers were asked to respond to the issue from their own perspective in no more than 750 words. We also oversaw the creation of a new legal podcast, with staff members from all divisions working on issues of legal history and jurisprudence.
Finally, the Executive Board emphasized social media engagement and outreach this semester. Articles from our expansive online archive were shared online with our followers twice a week. We sent campus-wide invitations for our government/public interest and corporate law panels. Just as focused our publication is on internal initiatives, our external outreach remains equally important.
We hope you enjoy leafing through our Spring 2019 issue, and look forward to your continued readership of the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review.
Zain Athar and Sarah Lu
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