CHILDREN’S LEGAL RIGHTS JOURNAL
About the Children’s Legal Rights Journal
For over twenty- five years, the Children’s Legal Rights Journal (CLRJ) has been a leading
source of information on children’s law and policy for lawyers and other child-serving
professionals who are interested in legal issues affecting children and families. The CLRJ
contains articles on topics such as child welfare, juvenile justice, education, immigration,
domestic relations, interfamily violence, and international children rights. Each issue also
contains case, legislation and news updates, as well as book reviews and descriptions of
promising programs and approaches. One issue each year is devoted to articles authored in
connection with a topical symposium hosted by Journal editors.
In 2013, the CLRJ moved to a free, online format published by Loyola University Chicago
School of Law’s Civitas ChildLaw Center, in cooperation with the National Association of
Counsel for Children. This new format allows for more timely treatment of emerging issues in
children’s law and expands access to the CLRJ’s content to a national and international audience.
Under this new format, the Children’s Legal Rights Journal is published three times annually.
Featured Practice Perspectives
The Children’s Legal Rights Journal also has an online component of student-written articles.
These Featured Practice Perspectives are intended to highlight current issues and developments
in the child law field, providing recent and practical information to child-serving practitioners.
Each article focuses on a theme or perspective relating to a subject matter discussed within the
Children’s Legal Rights Journal. Topics range from interviews with service providers to book
reviews, and legislative updates from around the world. The Featured Practice Perspectives
articles can be accessed through our website by clicking on the “Featured Practice Perspectives”
The CLRJ invites submissions of unsolicited manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted to:
Editor-in-Chief, Children’s Legal Rights Journal, 25 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611. Citations
in manuscripts should conform to the most recent version of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of
Citation, published by the Harvard Law Review Association. All citation should be contained in
footnotes. Please include your name, title and degrees at the top of the first page and your
current resume. We also request an abstract of 250 words or less. Manuscripts should be
submitted as MS Word files. Completed manuscripts should be submitted electronically
at childLRJ@luc.edu. A statement transferring copyright to Loyola will be required for articles
that are accepted for publication.
Except expressly agreed to in writing by the Author and the Journal, both the Author and the
Journal grant permission to nonprofit institutions to duplicate the Work for educational purposes,
provided that (1) copies are distributed at or below cost; (2) the Author, Journal, and Work are