USC Journal of Law & Society
The leading interdisciplinary journal at the University of Southern California
The Journal of Law and Society at the University of Southern California is a student-run, interdisciplinary Journal that promotes outstanding undergraduate scholarship.
Guided by top faculty members at the University of Southern California, papers selected for publication undergo a rigorous editing process by undergraduate students at USC to ensure that each paper is of the highest quality.
The Journal of Law and Society seeks to publish papers from a wide range of disciplines that reflect diverse viewpoints, and strives to promote greater awareness and understanding of the legal field.
Executive Board 2017-2018
Associate Editors 2019-2020
Zhizhou (Josie) Liu
Rinsoluwa (Rin) Oisaghie
Executive Board 2019-2020
Join the Journal
The Journal of Law and Society recruits new Associate Editors for each school year in the fall semester. The application period opens for the 2019-2020 school year has closed.
Applications for Associate Editors consist of a brief application, a one-page resume, and a two-page academic writing sample. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact the Journal at with any questions regarding applications.
All undergraduate academics from any university, major, or program are invited to submit research papers of at least 10 double-spaced pages in length. Papers may have been completed for coursework, independent study, or written specifically for the Journal. We encourage students from a wide range of disciplines to submit their work. Papers should relate to an aspect of law and society in some manner, but need not have these topics as the central theme.
The USC Journal of Law and Society carefully considers all submissions that it receives on a rolling basis. Our selection process ensures that every paper is thoroughly and collaboratively reviewed, though papers submitted before the final deadline are given first consideration.
The submissions period for the Spring 2020 Edition of the Journal of Law and Society is open and closes on January 13th, 2020. Find our Call for Submissions here.
Please e-mail submissions to in Word format (.doc or .docx). Please include a cover page with the title of your paper, your full name, your contact information (cell phone number and email address), the name of your university, your major(s), your expected year of graduation, and a 4-6 sentence abstract.
*Please note that by submitting a paper, authors commit to working with the Journal’s staff to edit and prepare the paper for publication should the paper be selected. Contact the Journal at with any questions.