Widener Law Commonwealth’s second law review, the Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race was a completely online journal published by Widener Law Commonwealth. First published in spring 2010, the journal continued to publish new volumes until spring 2019.
The Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race was a forum for in-depth analysis and critically and socially relevant discourse on the intersection of law, race, and economics in America. The goal was to provide a space for scholars, practitioners, and students to expand the exploration of issues of race and economics and to create a resource from which policy makers can draw new ideas to address legal and economic problems.
Content was derived from a variety of sources, including those sponsored and webcast by WJLER; student-authored works; distinguished Widener graduates; and other professors, judges, and legal practitioners. The journal had a student/faculty editorial board and an advisory board that included Widener alumni and other community legal scholars.
In addition to its scholarly articles, the journal published blogs that addressed race and economics. Minorities in the corporate world, race and economics in the media, and economics of discrimination were among its many topics.
Conceived and organized by three evening division law students, the Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race was also made possible due to the joint efforts of the dean of Widener Law and faculty from both Widener Law and Delaware Law, with a generous donation from the law firm of Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson. The idea for the Journal resulted from the reaction of these three students to the 2005 report, Race and Incarceration in Delaware: A Preliminary Consideration. This report clearly pointed out the imbalances of justice within the State of Delaware’s justice system and the lack of an open discussion on issues of race and economics in the First State.