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 26) have addressed issues including Colombia’s counter-narcotics strategy known as “Plan Colombia”, the historical and present realities of anti-Mexican violence in the United States, the myths and realities of one of Harvard Law School’s most prominent Afro-Puerto Rican alumni, Pedro Albizu Campos, during his time at HLS, and the reasons why Title IX is failing to properly protect Latina women in the United States.
The previous volume (Volume 25) 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.
HLALR has also interviewed the following people: Lisa J. Pino (former Director of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), 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.