The Bridge: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Legal & Social Policy (formerly ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal & Social Policy ) is the scholarly publication produced by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc. (ECI). The Bridge is a peer reviewed journal that provides research-driven articles to equip and empower all of those working in the legal and social policy space to impact policy and practice changes that address the diverse needs of urban populations. It is published bi-annually.

ECI is a research center on policy issues for the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. The mission of the Institute is to empower underserved and disenfranchised communities by addressing systemic social issues through legal representation, research, education, and  advocacy. For more information, visit http://www.tsulaw.edu/centers/ECI

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Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 Report on the Texas Legislature, 87th Session: An Urban Perspective


We are pleased to present the executive summary of this year’s legislative report, as well as some excerpts we found particularly relevant. The full report was published in September 2022 and can be found at http://www.tsulaw.edu/centers/ECI/publications.html .



Report on the Texas Legislature, 87th Session: An Urban Perspective-Executive Summary
Sarah Guidry Esq., Zahra Buck Whitfield Esq., Sidikat Ishola Student, and Jamal Garner Student