Letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 6 No. 2

Dear Readers,

Welcome to Vol. 6. No. 2 of the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy (CJLPP)! We are pleased to present our first print edition of 2019. Since our founding, we have operated on the principle that our writers delve into whatever legal or policy issues compel them. Our talented writers have never been assigned topics. As the mainstream news media continue to bombard and incite the American public with stories of governmental dysfunction and political injustice, our staff focuses on the issues they care about most. They hone in on the nuances of law and policy often pushed aside during the raucous political environment which has come to define the current Presidential administration. Vol. 6 No. 2 features topics ranging from college tuition equality and the role of workforce development in the United States, to the history of U.S.-China trade policy. To view our daily online content, visit www.5clpp.com.

As always, the print and online editions would not be possible without the dedicated and hardworking members of our team, who continued to write and edit throughout winter break. I am deeply appreciative of this talented group, including managing editor, Isaac Cui; print edition editors Arthur Chang, Audrey Jang, Lea Kayali, Frankie Konner, and Desiree Santos; digital content editors Bryce Wachtell and Daisy Ni; interview editor Matilda Msall; campus policy analysis editor Dina Rosin; webmaster Wentao Guo; and design editor Grace Richey. With graduation imminently approaching for some of us, we have already had to part with a few of our most dedicated and long-tenured members. Allie Carter, John Nikolaou, and Emily Zheng – thank you for all your work, we will do our best to continue it!

We are also excited to announce last semester’s launch of a new division of the Journal on campus policy analysis. These articles will focus specifically on policies by and for the Claremont Colleges. With this new, hyper-localized content to our publication, we aim to engage even more of the Claremont community and bring greater awareness of how policies impact each of us on a daily basis. So far, we have published pieces on Title IX regulations at Pomona College, need-aware admissions for international students at the five colleges, and more.

The business side of CJLPP has been busily planning events since before the semester began. We recently hosted a lunchtime talk by Professor Heidi Haddad, as part of our “Office Hours Speaker Series,” on her recently published book, The Hidden Hands of Justice: NGOs, Human Rights, and International Courts. We look forward to more professor and guest-speaker events throughout the semester, as well as a student-run debate in April on the campaign to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms in Colorado. A huge thank you to our business director, Ande Troutman, and project manager, Carol Chen, whose commitment to the Journal make all of these events possible!

I would also like to express our gratitude to the Salvatori Center, the Athenaeum, and the 5C Politics, Legal Studies, and Public Policy departments, for their continued support, in addition to all of our readers, partners, and alumni. If you enjoy reading the Journal and are interested in submitting work for publication, we encourage you to visit the “Submissions” page on our website for details. And if you’d like to join our team, we invite you to visit our “Hiring” page for potential openings. For any further inquiries, please email us at info.5clpp@gmail.com.


Greer Levin


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