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 our Volume 27 Symposium, which will be taking place from March 28, – April 1, 2022. Movement Lawyering Symposium

Scholarship from Volume 26.1

Race-Based Discrimination in U.S. Immigration Policy:

“We Are Asking Why You Treat Us This Way. Is It Because We Are Negroes?” A Reparations-Based Approach to Remedying the Trump Administration’s Cancellation of TPS Protections for Haitians

Article by Sarah E. Baranik de Alarcón, David H. Secor, and Norma Fuentes-Mayorga

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Narrative Parable:

The Soul Savers: A 21st Century Homage to Derrick Bell’s Space Traders or Should Black People Leave America?

Article by Katheryn Russell-Brown

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Indian Law:

Predicting Supreme Court Behavior in Indian Law Cases

Article by Grant Christensen

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Diversity & Inclusion in Legal Education:

#ForTheCulture: Generation Z and the Future of Legal Education

Article by Tiffany D. Atkins

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Racial Wealth Gap:

How to Sue an Asue? Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Through the Transplantation of a Cultural Institution

Article by Cyril A.L. Heron

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Immigration Detention:

Thirteenth Amendment Litigation in the Immigration Detention Context

Article by Jennifer Safstrom

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Reproductive Justice:

The Scales of Reproductive Justice: Casey’s Failure to Rebalance Liberty Interests in the Racially Disparate State of Maternal Medicine

Article by Mallori D. Thompson

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