The Harvard Latin American Law Review (HLALR) provides a forum for the scholarly discussion of legal issues affecting Latinx communities in the United States. Recent articles (Volume 24) have addressed issues including the manner by which courts and political processes have shaped Latinx identity, the effects of digital access disparity for schoolchildren during the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal and moral ramifications of the family separation policy, and the need for contextualized Miranda rights in a multicultural and multilingual society. The previous volume (Volume 23) addressed issues including the effects of anti-immigrant laws in the U.S. on victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking through a gender-based human rights lens, framing political animosities between sexual minorities and churches in Cuba’s new Constitution, the consequences of antidumping and countervailing duty laws on immigration and poverty, the riddle of whether the Puerto Rico Oversight Board is a federal or territorial entity, and Latinidad, white supremacy, and reforming first-year moot court competitions to confront racial and ethnic bias.
HLALR has also interviewed the following people: Tom Perez (former Chair of the Democratic National Committee), Julián Castro (former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development), Irene Oria (President of the Hispanic National Bar Association), Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of the Supreme Court of California, David Lopez (former General Counsel of the U.S. E.E.O.C.), and Joaquin Castro (U.S. Representative).
The HLALR is an annual publication. You can read past issues online or find information on subscriptions. In the past, the journal has published works by law professors, practitioners, politicians, and law students. Authors are encouraged to contact the HLALR with their submissions.