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April 20, 2008

From the Editors of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy

Dear Professor or Practitioner,

On behalf of the Editorial Board, I would like to invite you to submit an article to be considered for publication in Volume 16 of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy (GJPLP).  The GJPLP is the nation's premier law journal on poverty and it publishes articles from distinguished law professors and practitioners in poverty-related disciplines. Highly-regarded and widely-distributed among attorneys, policy-makers, academics, students and public interest groups, the GJPLP plays a key role in forging the national debate on poverty issues by raising awareness, offering analysis, and crafting solutions.
For the 2008-2009 academic year, the GJPLP will continue its commitment to publishing high-quality articles related to poverty.

  • Our first issue, 16.1, will explore housing and poverty.
  • Our second issue, 16.2, will focus on the unique issues involving poverty and the elderly.
  • Our third and final issue, 16.3, will focus on the intersection of juvenile justice and poverty.

In addition, our third issue, 16.3, will correspond with a symposium on the intersection of juvenile justice and poverty, to be held in Spring 2009. Those interested in participating in this symposium should contact the Symposium Editor, Kate Rhudy, at kar79@law.georgetown.edu.

The GJPLP considers traditional law review articles, as well as case studies, case comments, and narrative submissions for publication.  Additionally, the GJPLP welcomes all methodologies and seeks innovative approaches to poverty law and policy.

Please share this information with colleagues, practitioners, students, or others who may be interested in publishing in the GJPLP.  The deadlines for article submission are as follows:

  • Volume 16.1 - August 1, 2008;
  • Volume 16.2 - September 1, 2008; and
  • Volume 16.3 - November 1, 2008.

There are no deadlines for abstracts.  Please note that the GJPLP reserves the right to accept or reject any article, outright or conditionally.

For your reference, attached are the GJPLP's submission guidelines.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly by e-mail at


or by phone at 512.796.9195.  Additional information about the GJPLP, including titles and abstracts of past articles, can be found on our web site at  http://www.law.georgetown.edu/journals/poverty/

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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