The UCLA Law Review is excited to open submissions for the Volume 72 UCLA Law Review 2025 Symposium. This Symposium aims to provide a platform for scholarly discourse that critically examines the ways in which the law intersects with and perpetuates injustice. 

We invite scholars and practitioners to submit proposals that challenge conventional legal wisdom, and provide insights towards effecting change. Topics we will prioritize include, but are not limited to: Racial inequities broadly, housing, environmental and energy justice, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, economic inequality, disability rights and accessibility, Indigenous rights and sovereignty, workers’ rights, and surveillance and policing. We encourage submissions to be bold in their vision and transformative in their mission.

Please use the form below to provide information about your proposed topic, responding to the questions with as much detail as possible.

The Symposium will be held over two days between the end of January and mid-February, 2025 and will likely be in person. Submissions are open to UCLA Law faculty, co-sponsors who are able to partner with at least one sponsor from UCLA Law School, or applicants amenable to working with a UCLA Law faculty co-sponsor. 

This application will be open until June 17th at 11:59pm. We will contact you if you are selected for an interview no later than early August. We will send an update if this timeline changes.

If you have any questions, or have difficulty with the submission form, please email Cheyenne Smith and Mary Cruz at

Please submit your proposal using the following form:


The UCLA Law Review’s annual Symposium draws leading practitioners and scholars from across the nation to a forum where they exchange ideas on a topical issue of the day. Through the Symposium, we explore problems relevant to social groups that are represented in the current legal dialogue and to those that are not.


UCLA Symposium 2024: Red Rising: The Shifting Legal Landscape of Tribal Sovereignty

Date: February 8 and 9, 2024



UCLA Symposium 2022: Toward an Abolitionist Future

January 28 & 29th, 2022



UCLA Symposium 2021: Structural Inequality & the Law

February 5 & 6th, 2021



2020 Symposium: Transnational Legal Discourse on Race and Empire

January 31, 2020



2019 Symposium: Latinx Communities, Race, and the Criminal Justice System

Keynote by Professor Gerald López, UCLA School of Law

Held on February 8, 2019

Each year, we give the panelists of our Symposium an opportunity to submit articles on the topic of the Symposium for publication in the UCLA Law Review. These articles are featured in the Symposium issue—usually the last, sixth issue of each volume.