The Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Law Journal (IULJ) was born out of the desire to foster undergraduate scholarship in the field of law in the liberal arts. For decades, a number of well-known universities have published journals of this type. The IULJ stands alone among these journals, however, for its unique approach to the study of law. In keeping with the more general aims of the Department of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, the mission of the IULJ is to bring the best traditions of the contemporary humanities to bear on the most difficult and urgent juridical problems of our time.
With the saturation of everyday life by modern science and technology, the increasingly global and unequal flow of culture, capital, commodities and populations across nation-state boundaries, the transformation and even crisis of the basic concepts of modern law and politics, the worldwide recognition of human rights and the dismaying consistency of human rights abuses, and the constant depiction of law in diverse traditions of popular culture, literature, and film, we are faced with a host of new, troubling, and intriguing questions about law that cannot be fully posed, much less answered, within the narrow horizons of conventional legal training and/or the traditional social sciences.
As students of law and the humanities, it is our responsibility to pose these questions and to strive to answer them with the nuance, clarity, probity, and rigor that are the marks of the very best of the liberal arts tradition. To this end, the IULJ invites submissions and employs a staff that represent the finest legal scholarship in the liberal arts.
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