Seattle Journal for Social Justice

The Seattle Journal for Social Justice is a peer-reviewed student-edited law journal of the Seattle University School of Law. Among specialized law reviews, it is currently ranked 395th out of more than 1,200 law journals.[1]

Seattle Journal for Social Justice
DisciplineLegal studies
Publication details
Seattle University School of Law 2019 Editor in Chief Joss Horslen 2019 Managing Editor Akua Asare-Konadu (United States)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Seattle J. Soc. Justice

The journal publishes two to three issues per yearFall/Winter, Spring, and Summer. Each issue typically includes three or four articles concerning social justice issues written by outside authors, as well as two to three student-written articles. The journal has published issues with articles on wide-ranging social justice themes such as civil liberties after September 11, the resistors of Japanese-American internment, same-sex marriage, and race and education. It is staffed by second- and third-year law students.

Notable articles

Among the most cited articles published in the journal are:

  • Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, We Can Be Human Only Together, 1 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 253, (2002).
  • Susan B. Boyd, Claire F.L. Young, From Same-Sex To No Sex?:Trends Towards Recognition of (Same-Sex) Relationships in Canada, 1 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 757, (2003).
  • Natsu Taylor Saito, For 'Our' Security: Who Is An 'American' And What Is Protected By Enhanced Law Enforcement and Intelligence Powers?, 2 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 23 (2003).
  • Michael Shank, Social Justice is the Will of the People: An Interview with Noam Chomsky, 3 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 471, (2005)
  • Lorraine K. Bannai, Taking the Stand: The Lessons of the Three men who Took the Japanese Internment to Court, 4 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 1, (2005).
  • Paula Lustbader, Walk The Talk: Creating Learning Communities To Promote A Pedagogy of Justice, 4 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 613, (2006).
  • Avi Brisman, Crime-Environment Relationships and Environmental Justice, 6 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 727 (2008).


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