The Widener Journal of Law, Economics, and Race was a forum for in-depth analysis and critically and socially relevant discourse on the intersection of law, race, and economics in America. The goal was to provide a space for scholars, practitioners, and students to expand the exploration of issues of race and economics and to create a resource from which policy makers can draw new ideas to address legal and economic problems.
Content was derived from a variety of sources, including those sponsored and webcast by WJLER; student-authored works from the both the Delaware Law and Widener Law Commonwealth campuses; distinguished Widener graduates; and other professors, judges, and legal practitioners. The journal had a student/faculty editorial board and an advisory board that includes Widener alumni and other community legal scholars. Content was offered exclusively online via electronic media.
Conceived and organized by three evening division law students, the Widener Journal of Law, Economics, and Race was also made possible due to the joint efforts of the dean of Widener Law Commonwealth and faculty from both Widener Law Commonwealth and Delaware Law, with a generous donation from the law firm of Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In addition to its scholarly articles, the journal published regular blog entries that address race and economics. Minorities in the corporate world, race and economics in the media, and economics of discrimination are among its many topics.