Howard Law Journal


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Founded in 1955, the Howard Law Journal is a student-managed, faculty-supervised academic program of the Howard University School of Law. The Journal is the principal scholarly publication of Howard University School of Law. The Journal is published in one annual volume consisting of no less than three issues that contain articles, essays, and book reviews authored by legal scholars, as well as notes and comments authored by Howard Law Journal members. Consistent with the mission of the law school, the Journal is dedicated to promoting the civil and human rights of all people, in particular those groups who have been the target of subordination and discrimination.

During their two-year membership, Journal members are afforded a unique scholarly and analytical experience by performing substantive and technical editorial work. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business manager, carry out the day-to-day operations. Journal membership also allows students the opportunity to produce thoughtful, intelligent legal analysis and the ability to communicate that analysis through excellent legal writing.

Proposed 2020-2021 Programming
HLJ Pinning Ceremony
Wiley A. Branton Symposium
Resume & Cover Letter Review
HLJ Alumni Panel
Private Sector Bootcamp


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Principles Supplementing the Houstonian School of Jurisprudence: Occasional Paper No.1, by: J. Clay Smith 
Reprinted from the Howard law Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3.

J. Clay Smith Principles

Briana Adams-Seaton Editor-in-Chief
Ryan Thomas Managing Editor
Alexis Chambers Executive Publications Editor
Katherine Sawczyn Executive Solicitations & Submissions Editor
Ashlee Penn Executive Notes & Comments Editor

Nafeesah Attah Senior Articles Editor
Tessa Gray Senior Articles Editor 
Alexa M. King Senior Articles Editor
Michael Walker Senior Articles Editor
Justice Walters Senior Articles Editor
Chrystal Cantrelle Senior Notes and Comments Editor 
Veronica Craig Senior Notes and Comments Editor 
Khala James Senior Notes and Comments Editor 
Christopher A. Johnson Senior Notes and Comments Editor 
Mya Reid Senior Notes and Comments Editor 
Alliyah J. Brown Senior Solicitations and Submissions Editor
Kayla B. Evans Senior Solicitations and Submissions Editor
Atiana Johnson Senior Staff Editor
Bree Prince Senior Staff Editor
Quay Strozier Senior Staff Editor

Oluwaseun Ajimoko  Staff Editor
Zariah Altman  Staff Editor
Meron Bayu  Staff Editor
Makesi K. Buddy  Staff Editor
Chasity Fair Staff Editor
Ashley Grey  Staff Editor
Mahaylia Latoya Hines  Staff Editor
Tiffani L. Kennedy  Staff Editor
Shanzah Khan  Staff Editor
Kufere J. Laing  Staff Editor
Reinaldo Franqui Machin  Staff Editor
Alexander Scott McGee Staff Editor
Vionna Moore  Staff Editor
Aja Simone Nunn  Staff Editor
Ada Ohanenye  Staff Editor
Oluwatobi Olajubu  Staff Editor
Adrienne Parms  Staff Editor
Tyra Richmond  Staff Editor
Bethany Thomas  Staff Editor
Anna B. Williams Staff Editor