Why a Duck? Are Feminist Legal Journals an Endangered Species, and if so, are They Worth Saving?
Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Vol. 12, p. 478, 2003
7 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2009
Date Written: 2003
This Essay is part of a symposium about whether feminist law journals have outlived their usefulness given that feminist legal scholarship is now published in mainstream law journals. It suggests that that these journals play a valuable role in scholarship for at least two reasons. First, feminist legal scholarship is still underrepresented in journals, especially top tier ones. Second, even if this type of scholarship were adequately represented, feminist journals like all specialty journals, serve a purpose. Criminal law journals, for example, provide a forum for experts in the field, allowing scholars to develop and explore issues more deeply than a general readership review can do. Similarly, feminist legal journals promote the development of feminist theory and practice.
Keywords: Legal scholarship, feminist, law review
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