The American Journal of Criminal Law

The American Journal of Criminal Law (AJCL) is one of the nation’s longest running and most prolific legal serial publications, serving as vanguard to top student-edited legal journals devoted to criminal law.  The AJCL is published by the students of the University of Texas School of Law.

AJCL Spring 2015 Application

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1Ls interested in working for a journal next spring: The American Journal of Criminal Law will be accepting applications for membership until December 21. To apply please send your resume, final LRW memo, and a statement of interest (max 1 page double spaced) to ajclapplications@gmail.com.

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Congratulations to the Volume 42 Editorial Board!

AJCL is excited to announce the new Volume 42 Editorial Board.  The Executive Masthead for Volume 42 is available Volume 42 Masthead.

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Capital Punishment Center conference: “Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty”

The Capital Punishment Center will be hosting a conference on March 22 & 23 on the topic of “Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty.”  The conference will take place in the Eidman Courtroom, CCJ 2.306, at The University of Texas School of Law.  The conference will include a keynote and several panels featuring leading scholars in the field.  More information on the conference and registration is available at the Capital Punishment Center’s website.

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AJCL cosponsored “Lives in the Law” speaker Vanita Gupta

AJCL is cosponsoring the upcoming “Lives in the Law” event featuring Vanita Gupta, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and director of the ACLU’s National Campaign to End Overincarceration, on March 19, 2013.  This event was rescheduled from October 30, 2012, and additional information can be found in our earlier post and on the School of Law website.  All  are encouraged to attend and AJCL members will receive credit toward office hours for attending.  Please RSVP
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Manuscript Editors Wanted

We are currently looking for additional Manuscript Editors!  We have multiple spaces available and the application can be obtained from the managing editor at managing.ajcl@gmail.com.  This is a great opportunity for those of you looking to get more involved with the Journal.  New and current members alike are welcome to apply!  If you are interested, please return your application, resume, and transcript to the managing editor by Friday, February 22 at 10pm.

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AJCL Book Drive

Hi AJCL!

This is just a reminder that we are collecting books this week to donate to an organization that sends them to people in prison (http://insidebooksproject.org/). If you have any books that you’d be willing to give, you can bring them in tomorrow and put them in our bin in the atrium.

Thanks!

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Crim Law Event, Book Drive, and Galley Edits

A criminal-law related event is happening this week:

The Federalist Society is hosting a “Cops and Criminals” event Tuesday, November 13th at 12pm. The event is non-partisan, and features Jack Kress, who performed the studies that led to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984. His event will also feature a firearm simulation exercise that replicates portions of training that NYC PD officers undergo, and helps the audience to understand the dilemma police officers face when they confront situations in
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BBCC #2

Our next BBCC has been scheduled for Sunday, November 4th at 10AM. If you did not attend the first BBCC this semester, you are required to attend this one. If you didn’t go to the first one and have something that Sunday that you absolutely cannot reschedule, see Kim. Also, we don’t have a date set for another BBCC right now, so if you don’t want to worry about fulfilling your requirement late in the semester, plan
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Vanita Gupta Event

On Tuesday, October 30, the University of Texas School of Law’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office will present speaker Vanita Gupta, Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, Director of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, which houses the organization’s criminal justice reform, prisoners’ rights, and capital punishment work, and leader of the ACLU’s National Campaign to End Overincarceration. She has been involved in several significant Texas cases.
Gupta will speak about criminal
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