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The Women Lawyers Journal (WLJ), a quarterly NAWL publication that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for NAWL members. Since 1911, the Women Lawyers Journal has served NAWL not only as a means of communication but as a catalyst for stirring coalition and community with other women lawyers across the country and the world. Check out the current issue below!



Call for Papers:

Audience and Topics

Our quarterly journal is distributed to University and Law School libraries, and each of our members receives a digital copy. Your article or query should target our sophisticated, diverse and, career-focused members and support NAWL's mission of advancing women in the legal field.

We are always looking for fresh and creative angles on stories and topics that affect women in the legal field from career development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, public policy, legislation, and advocacy, transitioning from law school to first-year associates, and social justice issues. We encourage profiles from organizations with successful programs for recruiting, promoting and retaining women. 

Submission Guidelines

With a few exceptions, WLJ follows the Associated Press Stylebook. Researched articles should be submitted with endnotes, as opposed to footnotes. Article length is dependent on the topic. The editorial board reserves the right to edit or rewrite any article to suit the magazine’s needs; however, major alterations will be discussed with the author.

Important Dates and Deadlines 

We have a long lead time for print submissions. Please submit queries for the relevant issue before the submission deadline and submit articles by the submission deadlines below.

Fall/Winter Issue (December) – October 1st

Spring/Summer Issue (June) – April 1st 

You may submit your queries, articles, and member news via email to You may also call 312.988.6186 to discuss article submissions.



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The WLJ Editorial Board


Liz Levy
NAWL Board Member
Boston, MA
Executive Editor


Carolyn Rashby
Covington & Burling 
San Francisco, CA
Executive Editor


Molly Brummond
University of Nebraska College of Law
Lincoln, Nebraska


Heather Heft
Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Gerber LLP
New York, NY


Kirtana Kalavapudi
Social Security Administration 
Baltimore, MD


Amy Klosterman
Amy Klosterman Law PLLC
Seattle, WA


Jennifer Marino Thibodaux
Thomson Reuters Practical Law
New York, NY


Jessica Medvec
Kenan Advantage Group 
Chardon, OH


Terah Moxley
Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC 
Dallas, TX


Karen Sebaski
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP
New York, NY


Erika Stallings
Broadcast Music, Inc. 
New York, NY


Courtney Worcester
Holland & Knight LLP
Boston, MA