About the Journal

Our University had its own brush with civil rights history when Alabama Governor, George Wallace, made his iniquitous “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door.” It was then, on June 11, 1963, where segregation enforced by the full color and force of the law ended – dying a death not with rocks, bullets or bombs but with a beaten, defeated ideology stepping meekly out of the way for progress and the never-ending march toward equality. Law students watched the governor’s defiance that day from Farrah Hall, the original home of the law school and neighbor to nearby Foster Auditorium. While today’s law students may no longer watch as history unfolds from the school’s back windows, the students at the University Of Alabama School of Law remain a vital part of the world around them.

The Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review  is a specialized law journal that tracks developments in the vital and interconnected areas of civil rights and civil liberties. In the field of civil rights, we’ll survey and follow the drive for equality as the specter of discrimination – be it along racial, ethnic, religious or other lines which we use to divide one another – still lurks in many corners of everyday life. Wallace may have chosen the University as the site to make his stand years ago, but today, The University of Alabama is home to something breathtakingly different: a vanguard for the rights and freedoms of all Americans.


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One thought on “About the Journal

  1. Justin Fargason September 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm Reply

    Please check out the blog articles found within the sections on the right for detailed analysis of various issues. In the news, here is an article with a list of some issues that may come before the Supreme Court soon! http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/27/14124526-civil-rights-dominate-supreme-court-term?chromedomain=nbcpolitics&lite&ocid=msnhp

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