The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Public Affairs (JLPA) provides a novel forum for scholarship that responds to pressing policy issues with solutions that are both thought-provoking and reasonable. JLPA is designed to serve as a research tool for policymakers, practitioners, judges, academics, students, and all interested readers. JLPA publishes articles at the intersection of law and public policy, at the international, federal, state, and local levels of government

Past contributors have included: Saxby Chambliss (Former U.S. Senator); Hank Johnson (U.S. Representative); Kassim Reed (Former Mayor of Atlanta); Stephen Goldsmith (Former Mayor of Indianapolis); Jonathan Macey (Yale Law School); Cary Coglianese (University of Pennsylvania Law School); Kermit Roosevelt Ill (University of Pennsylvania Law School); Samuel Estreicher (New York University Law School); Rogers M. Smith (University of Pennsylvania); and Philip K. Howard (Founder of Common Good and Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP). 


Membership on the Journal is open to second- and third-year law students via application. University of Pennsylvania Law School students who are interested in joining the Journal must submit applications. First- and second-year law students may also apply to certain board positions for their second and third year.

For more information, contact our Co-Editors-in-Chief, Margaret Cohen and Tess C. Markovich at mcohen1@pennlaw.upenn.edu and tcm@pennlaw.upenn.edu or pennjlpa.online@gmail.com.

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