Call for Editorial Board Members: Feminist Legal Studies

by | 15 Apr 2014

GraduArt 2013, USQ Art Gallery; Photo: Bev Lacey / The ChronicleFeminist Legal Studies celebrated its 20 year anniversary in 2013.  After two decades of operating successfully from Kent Law School, 2013 also marked the debut of a newly constituted editorial board made up of members from other UK universities. The editorial board continues to operate as a collective and to publish interdisciplinary, theoretically engaged feminist scholarship relating to law and legal phenomena.

We are currently seeking a number of new editorial board members.

Would you like to join us?

If you think you might be interested:

  • Read more about what is involved;
  • Check out our statement of principles;
  • Fill in the form overleaf, telling us a bit more about yourself; and
  • Send the form to Julie McCandless ( by 4pm on Monday 28 April 2014.

New editorial board members will be selected with reference to the following criteria:

–       Range of subject specialisms, theoretical perspectives and methodological expertise;

–       Relevant journal and publishing experience as well as related experience – for example, organising reading groups or workshops;

–       Range of institutional affiliation and career stages.

What is involved?

Running a journal is hard work, but it is also fun. Responsibilities of editorial board membership include, but are not limited to:

  • Reading articles;
  • Editing;
  • Proof-reading and copy-editing for publication;
  • Attending meetings (at least six per year);
  • Corresponding with authors and reviewers;
  • Spreading the word about the journal;
  • Planning for the future of the journal.

The expectation is that you would commit to being a member of the editorial board for at least three years. We aim to have new members in place before the start of the 2014-15 academic year.

Our Statement of Principles

Feminist Legal Studies aims to publish critical, interdisciplinary, theoretically engaged feminist scholarship relating to law (broadly conceived). It has a particular interest in work that extends feminist debates and analysis by reference to critical and theoretical approaches and perspectives, including postcolonial, transnational and poststructuralist work. The journal publishes material in a range of formats, including articles, essay reviews, interviews, book reviews, notes on recent legal developments and creative content. The journal is committed to an international perspective and to the promotion of feminist work in all areas of law. The editorial board encourages the submission of papers from people working outside the academy, as well as from researchers in any discipline.

Application Form


Institutional Affiliation:




Telephone Number (specify work or other):

Email address:

Stage of career (e.g., permanent employment; early career, middle career):

*Please attach a maximum 2 side, A4 c.v. (minimum font 12).

Statement of Interest:

Please explain in no more than 500 words why you are interested in being an editorial board member of FLS and what skills and/or experience you would bring:


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