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National Black Law Journal

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Who Can Submit

The National Black Law Journal generally publishes materials related to issues of race and the socioeconomic status of black individuals. The editors reserve the right to determine the suitability of submissions. For additional information, please contact


Once posted to a repository, a paper cannot generally be revised or removed. We feel it is important to provide perpetual access to materials published within eScholarship whenever possible and appropriate. However, we will remove publications under special circumstances, including in the case of submission errors, rights violations, or inappropriate content. Please be aware, however, that even after the removal of a text, a citation to the paper will remain in our system, along with a URL.

If you would like your work removed from eScholarship, please contact the administrator:

Revising Work

Once published, we are generally unable to revise manuscripts. If a significant error or omission is discovered, contact the administrator:

Author Review

Authors are asked to review PDFs created from their papers within 5 days of being sent the PDF. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the rare error that occurs in PDF conversion.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us a limited exclusive right to publish this material. You may post the paper on your author web page or any open access repository; reproduce and distribute the paper for classroom use (and authorize others to do so); and include the paper, in whole or in part, in another work of which you are the sole or joint author or editor, provided that the National Black Law Journal is cited as the source of first publication of the work. All submissions to the repository are subject to the Journal’s standard author agreement.