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Freedom Center Journal

Aims & Scope

The Freedom Center Journal (FCJ) is a joint, scholarly publication of the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which is located in downtown Cincinnati. Edited and published annually by law students, the FCJ explores legacies of historic struggles for freedom in order to provide a better understanding of ongoing forms of subordination and to craft strategies for social change.

The FCJ publishes articles, comments, essays, and/or book reviews written by students, legal practitioners, and scholars from different disciplines. Each issue of the FCJ covers a diverse range of issues relating to race, gender, sexuality, class, freedom, justice, and law.

The FCJ provides meaningful journal experience to its student members and editors. While serving on the FCJ, students participate in reading groups, research and write notes and comments, conceptualize and organize topical events, and engage in collaborative workshopping and editing of scholarly papers.