The Michigan Journal of Race & Law is a legal journal that serves as a forum for the exploration of issues relating to race and law. To that end, MJR&L publishes articles, notes, and essays on the cutting edge of civil rights scholarship from a wide variety of scholarly perspectives. MJR&L’s diversity is reflected by the authors with whom we collaborate, ranging from scholars and students to practitioners and social scientists. Read more about our history


The Michigan Journal of Race & Law is excited to announce the publication of Volume 27.2.

Scholarship from Volume 27.2

Africana Legal Studies: A New Theoretical Approach to Law & Protocol

Article by Angi Porter

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Carceral Intent

Article by Danielle C. Jefferis

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Keeping Counsel: Challenging Immigration Detention Transfers as a Violation of the Right to Retained Counsel

Note by Natasha Phillips

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Abusing Discretion: The Battle for Childhood in Schools

Note by Hannah Dodson 

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From our Editors

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