Released three times a year, The Children's Legal Rights Journal (CLRJ) is edited by Loyola students with the cooperation of the National Association of Counsel for Children. The CLRJ focuses on the broad range of legal issues confronting children. 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. The CLRJ encourages interdisciplinary submissions as well as more traditional law-related articles.

The Children’s Legal Rights Journal is 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 the CLRJ’s content to a national and international audience, and includes interactive features, including links to web sources, advanced search capabilities, and supplemental materials and interviews with leaders in the field of child advocacy.

Access the Children's Legal Rights Journal (beginning with Volume 33, Issue 1 (Spring 2013))

Mission Statement

CLRJ is a national journal sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law in cooperation with the National Association of Counsel for Children. The journal focuses on issues affecting all professionals who work with children, including child welfare, juvenile justice, adoption, mental health and education. Generally, the readership consists of lawyers, social workers, physicians, researchers, mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, and educators.

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

Subscription Information

Download the CLRJ subscription form

Access the online version of the Journal, beginning with Volume 33, Issue 1 (Spring 2013)

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