Call for Papers

The Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race is pleased to announce a general call for papers. The journal seeks to publish papers that highlight the intersection of the law, economics and race, for example: Economic Policy, Education, Health Care, Welfare Reform, Criminal Justice and Civil Rights. Please be advised that papers submitted which do not include significant discussion about race will be rejected. The purpose of the journal is to contribute to scholarship, public policy, and discussion about race at the intersection of law and economics. Papers that are related to, or tangentially touch upon, common areas that may affect one racial group more significantly than others do not further this purpose.

Submission Guidelines

All papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
For authors not submitting a finished article, please submit a formal proposal, outlining in detail:

  • The proposed topic of your contribution and its relevance to the journal’s mission
  • A brief discussion of the professional or scholarly work surrounding your proposed contribution, and how your contribution intends to address a new or under examined subject
  • The prospective structure of your paper, including:
    • Thesis statement
    • Methodological or disciplinary approach
    • Main arguments
  • A draft or work-in-progress, if available
  • A curriculum vitae and writing sample (or citation to a published work) will also be helpful

Note to Authors: The Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race utilizes electronic publishing as its primary forum. Works in electronic document format are likely to be attached to the published text displayed on this web site but at this time there is no hard-copy format available for published work. The journal does preserve copyright on the works in question.

Please be advised of our operations procedure when directing questions about editorial process deadlines and submissions to a printer.

Please submit all documents in Microsoft Word format to:

Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 541-3900