An exciting addition to feminist legal theory is feminists@law, a new “open access journal of feminist legal scholarship” from some folks at Kent Law School in the UK:
feminists@law aims to publish critical, interdisciplinary, theoretically engaged scholarship that extends feminist debates and analyses relating to law and justice (broadly conceived). It has a particular interest in critical and theoretical approaches and perspectives that draw upon postcolonial, transnational and poststructuralist work. The journal publishes material in a range of print and multimedia formats and in English and other languages. The journal is committed to an international perspective, to the promotion of feminist work in all areas of law and justice, and to making that work widely available through open access publishing.
The inaugural issue is a stellar beginning! It’s not only well-designed and pleasing, but accessible in various formats (pdf, word, and html). Vol. 1 No. 1 begins with “What’s Feminist About Open Access? A Relational Approach to Copyright in the Academy,” by Carys J. Craig, Joseph F. Turcotte, and Rosemary J. Coombe. The next section “Reflections on ‘Beyond Accommodation‘” begins with a reflection by Beyond Accommodation‘s author, Drucilla Cornell, followed by two more pieces. The last lengthy section is entitled “Current and Future Agendas for Feminist Legal Studies” with a host of terrific very short articles. Certainly not to be missed are Margaret Davies’ “Feminism and the Idea of Law” and Breny Mendoza’s “The Role of the Law in the Rule of Law of the New Oligarchies: A Latin American Feminist Perspective.”
The journal is warmly inviting submissions. And in addition to the journal, there is a newsblog on the site.