The Children's Legal Rights Journal (CLRJ) is a national journal sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law in cooperation with the National Association of Counsel for Children. CLRJ focuses on the broad range of legal issues confronting children, including child welfare, juvenile justice, adoption, mental health, education, and more. Its goal is to provide practitioners in law and related fields with the practical resources they need to be effective advocates for their child clients. CLRJ encourages interdisciplinary submissions as well as more traditional law-related articles. 

The Children’s Legal Rights Journal is in a free online format published by Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Civitas ChildLaw Center. This online format allows for more timely treatment of emerging issues in children’s law, expands access to CLRJ’s content to a national and international audience, and includes interactive features, such as links to web sources, advanced search capabilities, and supplemental materials and interviews with leaders in the field of child advocacy. CLRJ is also searchable on WestLaw and LexisNexis. 

Access online issues of the Children's Legal Rights Journal at www.childrenslegalrightsjournal.com.


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Executive Editorial Board

2024-2025 Executive Editorial Board
Editor in Chief: Ari Seckler
Managing Editor: Sierra Garcia
Content & Research Editor: Taylor Rathwell
Features & Publication Editor: Olivia McGrath
Marketing & Symposium Editor: Nate Weaver


The CLRJ will be hosting its Annual Symposium in-person at the Corboy Law Center on November 3, 2023 on the topic of Reimagining Custody in Modern Family Contexts Under the UCCJEA and The Hague Convention. For more information about the symposium, click here. 

Subscription Information

Subscribing to CLRJ is free. To be added to the CLRJ subscription list, please email ChildLRJ@luc.edu

If you are interested in accessing back issues of CLRJ, please contact us at ChildLRJ@luc.edu.