Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal

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The Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal (CPILJ) is a student-run scholarly law review at the University of Connecticut School of Law. [1] CPILJ's first volume was published in 2001[2] with the primary purpose of furthering discussion of the legal aspects of public interest, primarily in the state of Connecticut.[3]

CPILJ publishes works in print as well as online.[4] Articles are authored by professors, judges, practitioners, and students.

Every fall, CPILJ hosts a symposium on important issues related to public interest law. During this event, practicing attorneys, professors, judges, and other professionals speak in small panels on a certain subject and take questions from audience members. The 2013 symposium was titled, "The Palliative Use of Marijuana: Demystifying Connecticut's Policy Concerning Medical Marijuana."[5] Past symposia have been themed: "The Future of Campaign Financing in America" (2012), "The Role of Mental Illness in Defining Guilt" (2011), "Undocumented Immigrants in the Workplace: Exploring Rights and Reforms of America's Shadow Labor Force" (2010), and "The Road to Prison Reform: Treating the Causes and Conditions of Our Overburdened System" (2009).


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