Hastings Women's Law Journal


          "If you're gonna go out on a limb, you might as well grow your own tree."

          Since 1989, the Hastings Women's Law Journal ("HWLJ") has provided a forum for voices outside the traditional scope of legal academic scholarship. We offer and maintain an inclusive space for feminism, race theory, multiculturalism, animal rights, disability rights, language rights, international human rights, criminal defendants' rights and prisoners' rights, among others. HWLJ takes the road less traveled in regard to the law. This perspective embraces difference and celebrates diversity.

          Staffed entirely by students and volunteers, HWLJ publishes twice a year - giving its subscribers access to discussions on cutting edge issues which many law journals either avoid or ignore. We are a progressive, diverse, open, and forward-looking collective of individuals working together to widen the scope of legal scholarship. To this end, HWLJ publishes works of literature, poems, book reviews, personal pieces, and, of course, legal analysis. We strongly believe that the law is a solution for the ills of the human condition, not merely a means of gaining and preserving privilege and position.

          The journal is committed to advancing feminist perspectives and promoting scholarship in issues of concern common to all women, while recognizing the unique concerns of communities that traditionally have been denied a voice, such as women of under-represented populations. Publishes two issues per yearly volume: Winter and Summer.


          Hastings Women's Law Journal
          University of California Hastings College of the Law
          200 McAllister Street
          San Francisco, CA 94102

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