Student Organizations

Whittier Journal of Child & Family Advocacy

The Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy is an Honors Organization and one of only a few law school publications in the country that focuses exclusively on child and family issues. A student-run publication, the Journal incorporates scholarly articles featuring discussions on topics such as child and domestic abuse, neglect, delinquency, education, welfare, child custody and support, family planning, genetics, community property, as well as all other topics related to children and families. The Journal furthers the cause of child and family advocacy by serving as an invaluable resource for scholars, lawyers and judges working in the field.

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General Contact Information

Jana Santiago
Editor-in-Chief
Whittier Journal of Child & Family Advocacy
Whittier Law School
3333 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Phone: (714) 444-4141, ext. 362
Fax: (714) 444-3230
WJCFA-EIC@law.whittier.edu

Solicitations

The Whittier Journal of Child & Family Advocacy accepts articles for evaluation for future issues of the Journal. The publication welcomes submissions discussing a legal point of interest relating to either children or families.

Whittier Law School features one of the most racially diverse law school student bodies, and it is fitting that we devote attention towards the many racial, gender and social inequalities that affect families and/or children The Journal also look for articles and policy discussions based on specific statutes that have either an adverse or positive effect, or both, on children or families. Examples of topics may range from discussions on the No Child Left Behind Act to the effect changes in the Social Security system may have on the incomes of families. Finally, the Journal is also interested in receiving articles on topics about upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases deciding matters that will have an impact on the rights of children and their families.

All submissions are considered on a rolling basis, and may be submitted by U.S. Mail or electronically, in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format, to the attention of the Solicitations Editor. Articles sent via U.S. Mail must be sent in either Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format upon formal acceptance for publication. All submissions must be typed and double-spaced with footnotes conforming to proper Blue Book citation format. The author’s name, professional and/or academic affiliation, address, email contact, and telephone number should appear on the first page.

For additional questions about topics or to submit an article electronically, please contact the Solicitations Editor by email at WJCFA@law.whittier.edu . To submit an article by mail, please send to:

Amanda O’Neal
Solicitations Editor
Whittier Journal of Child & Family Advocacy
Whittier Law School
3333 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, California 92626
714-444-4141 ext 360
We look forward to receiving your submission.

Subscriptions

Please email the Journal, WJCFA-EIC@law.whittier.edu, for subscriptions, or

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The WJCFA publishes one issue annually in Summer. Annual subscription covers one issue for $15. The issue includes Articles, Notes & Comments, and the Distinguished Speaker Series offered by the Center for Children’s Rights at Whittier Law School. Please address all correspondence, including reprint requests, advertising, and other business inquiries to:

Jillian Green
Managing Editor
Whittier Journal of Child & Family Advocacy
Whittier Law School
3333 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, California 92626
714-444-4141 ext 361

Leadership

Editorial Board

Jana Santiago
Editor-in-Chief

Katherine Sandoval
Executive Editor

Jillian Green
Managing Editor

Amanda O’ Neal
Solicitations Editor

Lauren Caron
Articles Editor

Stephanie Stout
Articles Editor

Shayda Naeim
Research Editor

Huy Hoang
Associate Editor

Staff Members

Shawn Bonner
Mark Sanchez
Mark Castellanet
Ignacio Barragan
Angela Leong
Mani Navab
Tila Nguyen
Adoree Yu
Lily Dishchyan
Sonia Okoreeh
Joann Ko
Athena Maldonado
Sebo Moradian
Sanja Stark
Ben Atienza
Robin Kessler

Faculty Advisor

Professor Jennifer Mertus

Secretary

Maria Harris