Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review

The Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review (CLLR; formerly Chicano Law Review and Chicano-Latino Law Review) is a student-edited and produced law journal at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

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The Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review is a student-run law journal which was established by the UCLA law school in 1972. At that time it was the first and only law journal in the United States to focus primarily on how law and policy affect the Chicana/o and Latina/o community within the country. Since then it has provided an essential forum for the discussion of central issues that Latinos in America face. This was a groundbreaking creation because popular law reviews at the time tended to overlook this vibrant and thriving community. Today, the Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review has a strong reputation for publishing reputable scholarly work on an array of topics, such as affirmative action and education, Spanish and Mexican land grants, environmental justice, language rights, and immigration reform. It has been cited as a persuasive authority in courtrooms across the country.[1]

  • Volume 25 – Isabel Cesanto Safie and Caryn Mandelbaum
  • Volume 26 – Yvonne Ballesteros and Johanna Sanchez
  • Volume 27 – Fabian Renteria
  • Volume 28 – Erica Grove and Jose Macias
  • Volume 29 – Pablo Almazan and Joel Marrero
  • Volume 30 – Lisa Alarcon and Jeremy Avila
  • Editor in Chief – Laura Hernandez
  • Chief Executive Editor – Esmeralda Meza
  • Chief Articles Editor – Evonne Silva
  • Chief Managing Editor – Tanya Franklin
  • Chief Productions Editor – Christina Burrows


From the beginning of its publication, the most pervasive issue addressed in the Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review is the issue of immigration. Within this topic there have been numerous articles addressing immigration reform laws, immigration restrictions, the process of immigrating to the United States, and the troubles immigrants face once arriving in the United States. Throughout the nearly 40 years of the journal’s publication, the subject of immigration has come up repeatedly.

Schooling is also a common topic of import in multiple articles throughout the CLLR’s publication. Under this heading have been articles on primary schooling, secondary education, the quality of public schools, affirmative action, and graduate and undergraduate schooling and opportunities for the Latino community in the United States. Many articles have focused on the role UCLA plays in the education and betterment of the Latino community. Throughout its publication, the law review has been self-evaluative, often looking at the UCLA community’s effect on Latino students.

There have been many articles discussing the formation of the Latino identity within the United States, especially topics involving the importance of language. The issue of language, within schools and in the greater US society at large, is examined closely in many articles that have been published in CLLR throughout its history. Policies on language and language requirements have been examined and critiqued. Articles discussing language acquisition and how language restrictions affect the greater Latino community in the United States are also commonly found within the journal’s publication history.

Other common topics and issues that have been covered in the Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review since its founding are naturalization, employment and undocumented labor, voting and the protection of other fundamental rights, criminal justice in regard to the Latino community, the political mobilization of the Latino community, and environmental justice.[3]

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