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 warrantless 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 2013 Symposium, The Palliative Use of Marijuana: Demystifying Connecticut’s Policy Concerning Medical Marijuana, focused on the implications of Connecticut’s new medical marijuana legislation. 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.