ArticlesVolume 12, Number 3 (2003)

Thinking About Feminism, Social Justice, and the Place of Feminist Law Journals: A Letter to the Editors

Abstract

Dear Editors:

You, like the editors who came before you, have staked a place in an invigorating and challenging conversation about the transformative potential of feminist approaches to social justice. As you envision and edit your journal, fundamental questions about the purpose of feminist scholarship and the value of retaining an autonomous space for feminist jurisprudence loom large.

Not surprisingly, The Bluebook will provide little guidance on these topics. Instead, consistent with the feminist enterprise, you will need to search out sources, both within and outside of the law school library, to spark your critical thinking. Ideally these will ensure that, through the daily editorial grind, you keep in mind multiple perspectives regarding the journal’s overarching mission. More specifically, you will likely find yourself asking what you are doing, why you are doing it, and what you might accomplish.