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.
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
A statement transferring copyright to Loyola will be required for articles that are accepted for
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
identified by names, volume, first page number, and year of Work’s publication; and (3) proper
notice of copyright is affixed to each duplication.
The views expressed herein have not been approved by Loyola University Chicago School of
Law, or the National Association of Counsel for Children. Accordingly they should not be
construed as representing the policy of either Loyola University Chicago School of Law or the
National Association of Counsel for Children.