Women's Rights Law Reporter

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Women's Rights Law Reporter  
DisciplineLaw review
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Women's Rights Law Reporter (United States)
Standard abbreviations
Women's Rts. L. Rep.
Women's Rights Law Report.

The Women's Rights Law Reporter is a journal of legal scholarship published by an independent student group at Rutgers School of Law—Newark. The journal was founded in 1970 by Rutgers law students and now Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The journal provides a forum for exploring law and public policy relating to women’s rights and gender. The journal is published quarterly.

History and focus[edit]

Ann Marie Boylan, a recent graduate of Rutgers School of Law, had been trying to establish a feminist journal.[1] Boylan had created one issue of the Women's Rights Law Reporter (WRLR), published out of her apartment in Newark in 1970.[1] She shared the idea for the journal with a women's group in Newark who wanted to help the publication become successful and it was suggested that they turn to Rutgers Law School.[1] The women in the group met with the dean, James Paul, who said they would need to find a faculty advisor, find office space in the school and raise their own funds.[1] Ruth Bader Ginsburg agreed to become the faculty advisor and space for WRLR was found in an old building.[1] WRLR was moved onto Rutgers' campus in 1972 and became formally associated with Rutgers in 1974.[2]

On its founding advisory board were Arthur Kinoy, Pauli Murray, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,[1] Margot Champagne, Mary Eastwood, Riane Eisler, Ann Freedman, Jo Ann Evans Gardner, Janice Goodman, Renee Hanover, Bernice Handler, Diane B. Schulder, Faith Seidenberg, and Nancy Stearns. The journal is the first legal periodical in the United States to focus exclusively on the field of women’s rights law.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Langer, Elizabeth (30 November 2010). "The Birth of the Women's Rights Law Reporter". Barnard College. Archived from the original on 25 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  2. ^ a b Thorpe, J.R. (15 March 2017). "7 Things You Didn't Know About Ruth Bader Ginsburg…". Bustle. Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 2018-06-02.

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