Vol. 10, No. 7, April 2008

Women and the Law

[Updated 7/09/12]


ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

This ABA Commission was created in 1987 to assess the status of women in the legal profession and to identify barriers to advancement. In pursuit of its mission, the Commission develops programs, policies, and publications. The Commission publishes a quarterly newsletter, Perspectives, that provides career-building tips, political and legal developments that affect women in the law, and profiles of women lawyers. Also available from the website are free reports on the status of women in the legal profession.

The National Association of Women Lawyers

The ABA sponsors the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). Founded in 1899, NAWL is a national voluntary legal professional organization devoted to the interest of women attorneys. Its website serves as an educational forum. NAWL publishes a national directory of women lawyers and the Women Lawyers Journal.

Feminist Law Professors

This blog, with contributions from many law professors, covers legal topics in the news that are of special concern to women. Current contributors include WNEC School of Law professors Erin Buzuvis and Sudha Setty.

National Women's Law Center

This non-profit organization advocates for legislation, litigates, and educates the public on policy matters that particularly affect women. Their areas of focus include poverty, education, workplace fairness, and reproductive choices. This web page offers news, press releases, reports and testimony, and opportunities for activism.


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