Overview of LatCrit Publications

Below is a sample of the core LatCrit publications:

LatCrit Symposia

The LatCrit Symposia is designed to memorialize the proceedings of the Biennial Conference, to create a literature on Latinas/os and the law, and to support outsider legal journals. This annual publication is supplemented with other symposia that are "free-standing" or independent of a "live" event, or that are based on other LatCrit events - such as the Colloquium on International and Comparative Law. To date, seventeen LatCrit symposia are in print or in progress, and they all are linked to the LatCrit website for easy global access.

The Social Justice Textbook Project

This proposal outlines the basic concept for the Social Justice Textbook Project and its hardcopy printed volume, Social Justice in Plural America: From Critical Theory to Legal Action. Taking advantage of new technologies, the Project features one printed volume (1000pp) consisting of four thematic Parts, each arranged into several chapters, supplemented by three sets of online materials, allowing each teacher/reader to custom-tailor the most relevant materials according to particular needs or goals. Professors adopting the printed volume, as discussed below, will be able to supplement their desired areas of emphasis in two ways: first, with online “tracks” of materials organized specifically to deepen a particular topic and, second, with online “Parts” of related background materials that provide historical, theoretical or other kinds of context. In addition, teachers will have access to an online resources website, including a teachers’ wiki.  Thus, the Plural America printed volume is designed to serve as a malleable textbook for a variety of courses, both law and otherwise, whether alone or as supplemented by additional Parts and tracks. 

CLAVE (klá-ve)

CLAVE is the LatCrit academic journal published in hard copy as well as online. The hard-copy issue is published by the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico (IAUPR) School of Law, and is a peer-reviewed periodical with two issues per year edited by a LatCrit Board of Editors and Contributing Editors in conjunction with a Student Editorial Board. The online version is managed by the same editorial board. The hard-copy Journal is administered through the IAUPR School of Law. The online issue is managed through the University of California-Berkeley School of Law. The online version of Clave features both collective works, such as symposia based on various LatCrit programs or events, as well as individual articles submitted for publication year-round.

LatCrit Primer

The LatCrit Primer as well as the LatCrit Flyer and the LatCrit Informational Brochure (both available in Spanish and English), are designed to help folks interested in LatCrit theory to become acquainted with our works, projects, plans and hopes. All three were created during the past several years in response to requests for informational resources. In addition, the LatCrit Informational CD, inaugurated in 2003, supplements these three informational resources with a comprehensive compilation of publications, project materials, and archival documents. The Primer is updated every two-or-three symposia, and presents a sampling of the symposia publications. It currently features three volumes spanning most of the symposia published to date. The Flyer, Informational Brochure and the Informational CD are updated annually. For extra copies, please contact Professor Charles R. Venator-Santiago at charles.venator@uconn.edu

LatCrit Monograph Series (LMS)

The LatCrit Monograph Series (LMS) is designed to supplement the Primer, the Flyer and the Brochure with a series of substantive yet short essays on various aspects of LatCrit theory written by different LatCritters posted to our website. The idea is to provide various perspectives on "LatCrit" so that interested folks from other disciplines or world regions may read, download and use them to get a diverse sense of our communities and agendas. The Monograph Series was begun in 2002 as part of our ongoing efforts to reach toward the Global South. Interested folks should contact us about authoring additional Monographs on various aspects of LatCrit theory, praxis and community.