About Us

The Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal is committed to publishing scholarly articles written on a wide variety of public interest related issues, with recent articles discussing the legal issues surrounding warrant-less cellphone searches, Voter ID Laws, campaign finance, and issues in legal education. The Journal’s readership extends across the country and continues to grow.

In addition to publishing two issues a year, the Journal hosts an annual symposium on current legal issues of interest. The 2024 symposium, Evidence Through a Critical Lens, explored how the law of evidence intersects with systems of inequality based on gender, racial, and other marginalized group-based status.

Additionally, each year, the Journal also assists the Public Interest Law Group (PILG) with its Annual Auction to raise money for PILG Fellowships, which allow law students to provide underfunded, under-provided legal services to those who need them most.

The Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal has been consistently ranked one of the top ten civil rights journals in the country by Berkeley Electronic Press and is a partner with the Yale Rebellious Lawyering Conference, the largest public interest conference in the United States.

Group photo of CPILJ members at a social gathering at Parkville Market (September 2023).
CPILJ members (L-R): Olivia Jones, Caroline McCormack, and Nathaniel Chmura in the CPILJ Office.
Professor Ed Cheng, Hess Chair in Law at Vanderbilt, interviewed Professor Erin Collins, at University of Richmond School of Law, for a live recording of the Excited Utterance podcast at the 2024 symposium (January 2024).
Group photo from Volume 23-24 orientation (August 2023).
Audience of CPILJ members, UConn Law students and professors, and the general public gathered for the 2024 symposium: Evidence Through a Critical Lens (January 2024).
CPILJ members gathering for a social event at Parkville Market (2023).