Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development

Established in 1984-1985, the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development (JCRED) was formerly known as the Journal of Legal Commentary.

Building on its rich history of excellent scholarship on issues of social, racial, and economic justice, the journal officially became affiliated with the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights in 2010. Since then, JCRED has continued to produce innovative symposium issues and publish high-quality student notes. In addition, JCRED students publish short articles about cutting edge topics on the JCRED website.

The subjects of recent symposium issues have included:

  • Mass incarceration and the school to prison pipeline
  • The political division of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination and the #MeToo Movement
  • The tragedy of family separation at the border and the need for comprehensive immigration reform
  • The 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (in collaboration with the National Bar Association)

Please visit the St. John's Law Scholarship Repository to access:

  • Current Issue
  • Current Editorial Board
  • Current Members
  • Membership
  • JCRED Articles Archive

Abigail Sloan

Faculty Advisors
Professor Elaine M. Chiu
Professor Rosa Castello

Contact Us
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Abigail Sloan

Managing Editor
Michael Allain

Associate Managing Editor
Emma Lammers

Executive Articles Editors
Andrew Henriquez
Kevin Vecchione
Catherine Zimmermann

Associate Articles Editors
Ryan Brady
Raymond Farrell
Cindy Huang
Brian Tully

Research & Symposium Director 
Katherin Valdez-Lazo

Executive Notes & Comments Editors
William Eddy
Laura Eng
Kevin Grande
Jonathan Weiss

Senior Staff Members
Lola Ashirmetov
Ryan Biggs
Julie Choe
Patrick Clancey
Isabelle Dudek
John Jabbour
Yorlibeth Martinez
Rashad Moore
Valerie Rodriguez
Sachika Yadav

Staff Members
Jordan Biener
Zachary Bosak
Sarah Carty
Brittany Cespedes
Mackenzie Connick
Annalise Cruz
Keitha Duhaney
Karissa Dymond
Peter Hottum
Lauryn Hurtt
Rachele Lena
Madeline O'Reilly
Jessica Oshanani
Yuna Park
Abigail Rafael
Odalmy Ruiz
Aanisah Sheriff
Alex Snow
Meredith Taylor
Jacinda Thermidor
Ligner Vazquez