Welcome to City Square

  • The Fordham Urban Law Journal is proud to present City Square, the Journal‘s online companion. In addition to housing the current and past volumes of the print journal, City Square showcases meaningful online-only discourse between the nation’s top legal scholars, as well as publishing topical student-written work. Enjoy the literary discussions as they unfold! We hope to soon make City Square available on Westlaw, LexisNexis, and HeinOnline.


Volume XLV Editorial Board and Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Elizabeth Evans

Managing Editor: Laura Bilder
Business Editor: Brendan Kreckel
Senior Articles Editor: Eva Schneider
Online Managing Editor: Daniel Porat
Writing and Research Editor: Thomas Griffith
Cooper-Walsh Editor: Cara Kaplan
Symposium Editor: Frank Kearl

Notes and Articles Editor: Bruna Amaral
Notes and Articles Editor: Chris Guerin
Notes and Articles Editor: Chris Lisiewski
Notes and Articles Editor: Stephen Moccia
Notes and Articles Editor: Matt Rabinovitch
Notes and Articles Editor: Ashley Reicher
Notes and Articles Editor: Kathryn Wright

Associate Editor: Becky Laitman


Jun 27, 2017 | Read →

Online Symposium: Policing in America


By Eric J. Miller*

The development of the institutional approach to policing, and procedure more generally, is one of the most exciting features of criminal procedure over the past decade. More accurately, there are a series of institutional approaches—doctrinal, philosophical, sociological, empirical—that all claim that there is independent value in regulating the police, separate from the additional value of protecting suspects’ rights.


Aug 16, 2017 | Read →

On The Square

Guilty of Homelessness: The Criminalization of Homelessness in the United States

Each year, the Urban Law Journal holds the Jason Libou Online Writing Competition, which considers student-written work on topics in urban planning, education, urban criminal justice, and energy and sustainability. Samantha Frankel‘s piece on the growing problem of homelessness in U.S. cities, this year’s winning submission, explores the ways in which urban governments, rather than addressing the causes of homelessness, have enacted anti-homeless laws that serve to exacerbate the problem.


Aug 6, 2017 | Read →

Volume 45, Book 1

Apr 3, 2018 | Read →

Volume 45, Book 2

Apr 4, 2018 | Read →


EVENT: ULJ Symposium – Reimagining Localism Friday, February 16, 2018
Feb 7, 2018 | Read →