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

2020-2021 Executive Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Chrissy Cullen

Managing Editor: Jim Alrutz

Marketing Editor: Alex Spognardi

Research Editor: Olivia Alden

Publications Editor: Andy Froelich

Content Editor: Meg Kasner

Symposium Editor: Diana Arroyo

Features Editor: Jennifer Karr


We are currently accepting presentation proposals for our annual symposium, which will take place on March 19, 2021. The symposium will focus on racial disproportionality, disparity, and bias in the juvenile justice system. For more information or to submit a proposal, please email CLRJSubmissions@luc.edu.

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.