The Diversity and Social Justice Forum at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law is pleased to invite article submissions now through June 1 for its 2020-2021 publication. The theme of this year’s publication is “Wrongfully Treated,” inspired by a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Submissions of unsolicited legal manuscripts and articles are welcome that discuss issues of wrongful treatment in the legal field and concepts related to social justice, including but not limited to any legal or humanitarian concerns, legal solutions and policies and movements to rectify injustice. Examples of potential article topics include, but are not limited to: wrongful conviction, wrongful termination, wrongful treatment in the workplace, wrongful treatment in jail, wrongful treatment in detention centers, discrimination, immigration, racism, sexual assault, or inequality in the education system.

The Diversity and Social Justice Forum is focusing on this theme, but is also open to all submissions on social justice issues. The goal is to be able to serve as a resource for the community in shedding light of these issues. Various viewpoints from law students, professors, attorneys, and legal professionals are welcome and encouraged.

Submission Details

The Diversity and Social Justice Forum is accepting articles for its 2020 publication from April 24 – June 1. Any articles, papers or manuscripts should fall within the range of 5,000 to 8,000 words (not including footnotes). Citations should conform to the most recent edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Submissions should be emailed to


The Editorial Board of the Diversity and Social Justice Forum shall determine which submissions are selected. Once a submission is selected, the editor-in-chief and senior article editor will work with the author to prepare the submission for publication. Authors shall retain copyrights after publication.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free contact the Diversity and Social Justice Forum at