Immigration and Human Rights Law Review

The Immigration and Human Rights Law Review is an internationally recognized annual law journal and one of only two major student-edited American law journals focusing on immigration law.  The Immigration and Human Rights Law Review is devoted to disseminating influential, innovative, and relevant scholarship on issues of immigration and nationality and includes original articles, student casenotes, comments, book reviews, and essays.

Immigration and nationality law often transcend beyond their areas and influence such fields as constitutional and criminal law, human rights, international law, and ethnic conflict.  Moreover, immigration and nationality frequently implicate issues of race, gender, class, and national security.  The INLR is dedicated to addressing immigration and nationality laws impact to these areas as well.

Created in 1976, the Immigration and Human Rights Law Review was originally a reprint journal, serving the scholarly community as an anthology of the most seminal law review articles on immigration and nationality while including legislative summaries and a limited number of original contributions. The Immigration and Human Rights Law Review is published by William S. Hein & Co., Inc. of New York.


  • Editor-in-Chief: Alexandria Doty
  • Managing Editor: Ashley Ward
  • Publishing Editor: Grace Rolman
  • Editors: Caroline Henneman, Gregory Gerbus, Dayna Mathew, Rokhaya Niang 

Associate members of Immigration and Human Rights Law Review are required to write a book review during their first semester and a case comment or note during their second semester with the journal. At the end of the spring semester, associate members continuing on the journal may run for positions on the Immigration and Human Rights Law Review editorial board for the following year.

Journal Submissions

The Immigration and Human Rights Law Review does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, but instead solicits original works from esteemed scholars and practitioners who are invited to present their work at the College of Law.

Writing Competitions

At the end of each spring semester, 1st and 2nd year law students are eligible to apply for an associate member position via a writing competition. Those whose writing skills are deemed exceptional by the editorial board are invited to join Immigration and Human Rights Law Review during the late summer before the new academic year begins.