American Journal of Law & Medicine

The American Journal of Law & Medicine (AJLM) is the country’s leading health law journal. Its scope is broad, covering topics ranging from health law and policy, to the legal, ethical and economic aspects of medical practice, research and education. The journal publishes articles written by professors, attorneys and other professionals, as well as student notes and comments. AJLM is also a peer-reviewed journal, with leading experts in health law reviewing every manuscript selected for publication. It is published by the Boston University School of Law in conjunction with the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.

Call for Papers: AJLM’s Annual Symposium (February 2023)

The 2022-2023 American Journal of Law and Medicine Symposium will be entitled Mental Health Law & Policy. Panels will discuss legal issues in and related to mental health. Special consideration will be given to papers that discuss inequalities in access to mental health care, current and emerging mental health legislation, and privacy issues related to mental health. This is an open call for papers from any academic perspective, including—but not limited to—law, public health, medicine, economics, bioethics, history, and anthropology. 

Accepted papers will be published in AJLM’s 2023 Symposium Edition and presented by authors at the AJLM Symposium at Boston University on February 3, 2023. Please plan to send an abstract (no longer than one page), as well as complete contact information and a resume/CV, to by October 1, 2022. (Please contact us if you are interested in submitting but are concerned about meeting the September 31 deadline!) Selected authors will be notified in early fall 2022. Full-length articles will be submitted by December 31, 2022, for inclusion in the symposium. Completed articles should be 5,000 to 10,000 words in length, including citations, and must focus on mental health law. 

Given current public health uncertainties, AJLM plans to host a “hybrid” symposium in February 2023, which will encourage in-person participation by speakers and attendees, but which will also offer options for remote participation. We look forward to receiving your submission!