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.

The 2021 American Journal of Law and Medicine symposium will be titled, Reproductive Health Policy. Panels will discuss legal issues in reproductive justice. Priority will be given to papers that discuss inequalities in access to care, alternative reproductive technologies, and the future of abortion access in light of the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court. 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 the Symposium Edition and presented at the symposium at Boston University in January 2022. Please send a one-page abstract, as well as complete contact information and a resume/CV, to by August 13, 2021. Selected authors will be notified in early fall 2021, following a peer-review process. Full-length articles must be submitted by December 10, 2021 for inclusion in the symposium. Completed articles must be no longer than 7,000 words, including citations, and must touch on reproductive health. AJLM pays for reasonable travel expenses of invited authors.