The Journal of Inequality Inquiry, known as Sua Sponte from 2016-2019 (ISSN: 2572-9918), is the online companion publication to Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. Law & Inequality was founded in 1981 under the direction of Professor Catharine MacKinnon as the University of Minnesota Law School’s second legal journal. The editors sought to provide a forum for the development of legal scholarship and pedagogy that analyzes how the law perpetuates systemic oppression, exploitation, and discrimination.
In 2015, the Law & Inequality editors and staff decided to extend the study of inequality by creating their online publication Inequality Inquiry. Like Law & Inequality, Inequality Inquiry publishes articles by lawyers, law students and nonlawyers that explore how the law perpetuates systemic oppression, exploitation, and discrimination. Articles focus on race, poverty, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, and other modern inequality issues. Articles can be social, empirical, doctrinal, experiential, literary, or community-based.
Inequality Inquiry is compiled and edited by the same editorial board as Law & Inequality, on a rolling basis to disseminate information in a timely manner. It is published by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing. For more information about the requirements and process for submission to Inequality Inquiry, please see the submissions page.