The Syracuse Law and Civic Engagement Forum

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Welcome from the Editor-in-Chief

To Our Readers:

Welcome to the website for the Syracuse Law and Civic Engagement Forum, and thank you for your interest and engagement. We hope you will enjoy our interactive and interdisciplinary forum and journal. SLACE is a student-run journal at Syracuse University College of Law, publishing legal scholarship since 2013. Our goal is to publish scholarly works that challenge public conceptions and encourage discourse.

We publish one online volume each year in our journal, while also maintaining an active blog; I encourage you to check them both out. SLACE prides itself on publishing articles that are at the forefront of public discourse today, such as marriage equality, criminal justice reform, and our newest issue on Judicial Independence. The 2017-2018 articles and blog posts will focus on the theme of Youth Involvement. Should you be interested in writing for us, you can find our submission guidelines here:

On behalf of the entire SLACE Editorial Staff, thank you for visiting our website. Please do not hesitate to engage with our material, make submissions or suggestions, or contact us with any comments.


Nicolette J. Zulli
Editor-in-Chief, 2017-18
Syracuse Law and Civic Engagement Forum, Issue 5

"[I]t is not too much to say that the nation's future depends upon leaders trained through wide exposure to the ideas and mores of students as diverse as this Nation of many peoples. . . . The law school, the proving ground for legal learning and practice, cannot be effective in isolation from the individuals and institutions with which the law interacts. Few students and no one who has practiced law would choose to study in an academic vacuum, removed from the interplay of ideas and the exchange of views with which the law is concerned." -- Regents of Univ. of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265, 313-14 (1978)