Legal Links

The American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law offers the following list of links for research purposes. Please contact the Journal if you wish to have your organization´┐Żs web site linked to this page.

The American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law does not endorse the sites listed below. Descriptive text for each site was adapted from the material found on individual web sites.

Legal Publications

Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice
Publishing research, analysis, narrative, theory, and commentary that address the lives and struggles of underrepresented women.

Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law
Founded in 1989 by students at Columbia University School of Law, the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law is a journal devoted to scholarship on the interaction between gender and law, and seeks to foster dialogue, debate, and awareness about gender-related issues and feminist scholarship.

Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy
A multidisciplinary publication dedicated to gender issues.

Harvard Journal of Law & Gender
Devoted to developing and advancing feminist jurisprudence; and to combining legal analysis with political, economic, historical, and sociological perspectives.

Hastings Women's Law Journal
The Hastings Women's Law Journal has provided a forum for offers and maintains an inclusive space for feminism, race theory, multi-culturalism, animal rights, disability rights, language rights, international human rights, criminal defendants' rights and prisoners' rights, among others.

Law & Sexuality:  A Review of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Legal Issues (Tulane University School of Law)
Devoted to covering legal issues of interest to the lesbian and gay community. Law & Sexuality 's primary purpose is to provide the legal and academic communities with readily available information on legal issues affecting the lesbian and gay community. First published in the summer of 1991, Law & Sexuality addresses issues that range from child custody to military discrimination to state sodomy statues to national funding of the arts, with theoretical and practical articles by academician, practitioners, and students. The review also includes a large student-written "recent developments" section that covers all major cases and statutory developments of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender men and women.

National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law
The National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law's primary purpose is to disseminate information and ideas about law and sexual orientation in an efficient and timely manner, but without duplicating the recent inclusion of articles on sexual orientation in traditional law reviews.

Stanford Law & Policy Review
The Stanford Law & Policy Review is an academic journal concentrating on issues of law and public policy.

Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
The Texas Forum on Civil Liberties Civil Rights provides articles written by judges, lawyers, professors, and students that discuss the state of civil rights law, politics, and society.

Texas Journal of Women and the Law
The vision of the Texas Journal of Women and the Law is to establish a journal that will inspire dialogue about legal, social, and political issues affecting women--their bodies, their careers, their families.

William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law
The William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law focuses scholarly debate on gender-related issues and to encourage discussion about the impact gender bias in the law has on society and women's lives.

Yale Journal of Law and Feminism
The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism is committed to publishing pieces about women's experiences, especially as they have been structured, affected, controlled, discussed, or ignored by the law. These experiences include the particular experiences of women of color and of lesbians.

Yale Law & Policy Review
The Yale Law & Policy Review reflects a spectrum of concerns ranging from immediate questions of law and policy to basic assumptions about the nature of individuals, groups, and institutions.


Women's Resources

National Organization for Women (NOW)
The national resource for reproductive rights, affirmative action, economic equality, global feminism, lesbian rights, violence against women, women-friendly workplace action, and women in the military.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
A grassroots non-profit membership organization working since 1978 to end violence in the lives of women and children.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week national hotline for victims of sexual assault. The toll-free hotline is: 1-800-656-HOPE.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Sexual Assault Information Page
A large on-line resource concerning sexual assault & sexual harassment.

Global Fund for Women
An international organization which focuses on female human rights. It supports issues as diverse as literacy, domestic violence, economic autonomy, and the international trafficking of women, among others. It supports women's groups based outside of the United States.

The largest and oldest women's membership movement in the United States. The mission of the YWCA is to empower women and girls and to eliminate racism.

The New England Women's Fund
A philanthropic organization whose goal is to increase opportunities for women & girls in the areas of health, education, sports and arts in New England. New Fund encourages innovative, collaborative, and creative projects that foster alliances across geographic boundaries.

Women in CrisiS (WICS)
WICS is one of the largest national volunteer organizations in the country. The organization actively addresses critical national issues surrounding employment, job training, welfare reform, poverty and cultural diversity.

Feminist Activist Resources on the Net
A compilation of links focusing on issue of personal, cultural and political empowerment for women.

Project Vote Smart: Research the Issues
A national non-partisan, non-profit effort researches, tracks and provides to the public independent factual information on candidates and elected officials; it also offers a collection of topical links.

Race Resources

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Includes a number of links to sites of interest such as education, the 2000 Census, and Supreme Court information.

Southern Poverty Law Center
The SPLC is a non-profit organization that combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation.

A web-based educational resource and organization that combats the growing and evolving threat of online bigotry. Among other resources, HateWatch now keeps the most up-to-date catalog of hate groups using the web to recruit and organize. HateWatch also offers free assistance and information to academics, activists, the media, civil rights groups, and concerned individuals on the growth and influence of racist activity on the Internet.

Racism and Race in American Law
Considers the intersections between race/racism and American Law, racism and racial distinctions in the law, and the role of the law in promoting/alleviating racism. This site includes statutes, cases, excerpts of law review articles, annotated bibliographies and other documents related to racism and race.

Project on Ethnic Relations
The Project on Ethnic Relations (PER) was founded in 1991 to encourage the peaceful resolution of ethnic conflicts in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation. PER conducts programs of action, education, research, and publication in Central and Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation.

Poverty Resources

National Coalition for the Homeless
The NCH is a national advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness through public education, policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and technical assistance.

World Health Organization: Health, Environment & Sustainable Development: Poverty
A subsection of the "Driving Forces Behind Current Health-and-Environment Trends" section of the Health Environment Sustainable Development framework.

Community Aid Abroad
Community Aid Abroad (Oxfam in Australia) is an independent development organization that promotes social justice and the alleviation of poverty by working with communities both overseas and in Aboriginal Australia, and through campaigning, education and advocacy work.

The Institute on Race & Poverty
Addresses the problems of poor people of color using a particular analytical and conceptual paradigm that avoids the mistake of focusing only on racism or only on poverty. The Institute's goals are to create scholarship, commentary, and dialogue to promote a better understanding of the issues confronting communities, which face the combined challenges of racial segregation and poverty.

Gay & Lesbian Resources

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
The NGLTF is a leading progressive civil rights organization that has supported grassroots organizing and advocacy since 1973. Since its inception, NGLTF has been at the forefront of every major initiative for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

The Human Rights Campaign
The largest national lesbian and gay political organization, the HRC envisions an America where lesbian and gay people are assured their basic equal rights and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association (LGBTBAR)
LGBTBAR is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal organizations. Established in 1988 and an affiliate of the American Bar Association since 1992, LGBTBAR sponsors year-round regional and events throughout the United States. LGBTBAR has rapidly become a national voice for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgenders in the legal profession.

The Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation, Inc.
A national nonprofit public charity whose purpose is to advance the economic, political, educational and cultural well-being of lesbians.

Law & Sexuality: A Review of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Legal Issues (Tulane University)

General Social Policy Resources

MoJo Wire
The online counterpart to Mother Jones. Published by the Foundation for National Progress, a nonprofit activist organization dedicated to advancing progressive causes through media.

The Southeastern Equity Center
A project of the Miami Equity Associates, Inc., funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Center provides a comprehensive range of technical assistance and training services to achieve education equity in the areas of race, national origin and gender.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The nation's foremost advocate of individual rights -- litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.

People For the American Way Foundation
Promoting full citizen participation in our democracy and safeguard the principles of our Constitution from those who threaten the American dream. Issues include education, free expression, religious liberty, and equal rights.

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
This site provides easy access to the Forum's reports, national- and state data on children and their families collected and published by various federal statistical agencies, as well as information about the Forum's major activities. Contains the Forum's reports.

The Population Council
The Population Council seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world, and to help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources.

Dialogue on Diversity
A nonprofit membership organization of American professional women and men promoting intercultural exchange and constructive dialogue among communities of diverse national and ethnic heritage in the U.S. and around the world.