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

Ron Eniclerico

Faculty Advisors
Professor Elaine Chiu
Professor Rosa Castello

Contact Us
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Ron Eniclerico

Managing Editor
Dilara Islam

Associate Managing Editor
Kylie Springs

Executive Articles Editors
Jillian Burke
Jeleesa Omala

Associate Articles Editors
Rosanna Abdilla
Andrew Bloomfield
Michelle Mandler
Emily Price

Research & Symposium Director 
Jay Hedges

Notes & Comments Editors
Christy Li
Isabelle Reizin
Andrew Stanko
Rebecca Stark

Senior Staff Members
Emma Bausert
M. Chase Brown        
Michael Catapano      
Matthew Cleaver       
Charles Sirek 
Michele Urbinati

2L Staff Members
Ian Amann-Rao
Stephen Bona
Lauren Costa
Selenia Destefani
Nikki Grover
Julia Haghighi
Blair Hendricks
Chelsea Karen
Lucia Kello
Sarah King
Lindsey Kreamer
Annalise Leonelli
Santina Lopez
Gabriella Lumerman
Rebekah Marcarelli
Andrea Martin
Colin McKillop
Ryan Minett
Jessica-Ann Mohabir
Diana Nelson
Kathryn O'Brien
Marcela Pertusi-Hernandez
Gabriel Rahme
Alessia Riccio
Marcos Rodriguez
Meagan Schantz
Molly Sheehan
Rebekah Sherry
Sabrina Soffer
Ridmila Sudasinghe
Ada Tonkonogy