The Harvard Latin American Law Review (HLALR) provides a forum for the scholarly discussion of legal issues affecting Latin American communities in the United States. Recent articles (Volume 25) have addressed issues including ineffective assistance of counsel in the crimmigration context, the exclusion of Puerto Rico’s municipalities from the 1984 Amendments to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and the international legal implications of Trump-era removal practices for asylees. The previous volume (Volume 24) addressed issues including the manner by which courts and political processes have shaped Latin American identity, the effects of digital access disparity for schoolchildren during the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal and moral ramifications of the family separation policy, and the need for contextualized Miranda rights in a multicultural and multilingual society.
HLALR has also interviewed the following people: Maria Elvira Salazar (U.S. Representative), David Iglesias (former U.S. Attorney and U.S. Navy JAG Officer), Tom Perez (former Chair of the Democratic National Committee), Julián Castro (former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development), Irene Oria (President of the Hispanic National Bar Association), Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of the Supreme Court of California, David Lopez (former General Counsel of the U.S. E.E.O.C.), and Joaquin Castro (U.S. Representative).
The HLALR is an annual publication. You can read past issues online or find information on subscriptions. In the past, the journal has published works by law professors, practitioners, politicians, and law students. Authors are encouraged to contact the HLALR with their submissions.