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First edition of the New Zealand Women's Law Journal released

First edition of the New Zealand Women's Law Journal released

First edition of the New Zealand Women's Law Journal released

Thursday 21 December, 2017

The first edition of the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal — Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine was recently released and is the only academic publication that is solely dedicated to publishing and supporting the work of women lawyers in New Zealand.

Focused on supporting and publishing scholarly research by women about women, the primary aims of the Journal are to promote awareness about women’s issues in the law and to support women in the New Zealand legal profession in their careers.

Berkeley, Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Yale, as well as Griffith and Murdoch Universities in Australia, all have feminism or gender journals. New Zealand can now be added to this list.

Tompkins Wake Dispute Resolution Solicitor, Angela Vanderwee, was an associate editor of this inaugural first edition of New Zealand Women’s Law Journal.

“The New Zealand Women’s Law Journal — Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine , is the only academic publication that is solely dedicated to publishing and supporting the work of women lawyers in New Zealand.” said Angela.  “Its primary aims are to promote awareness of women’s issues in the law and to support women in the New Zealand legal profession in their careers. The Journal publishes articles related to domestic or international topics concerning women, gender perspectives and the law.”

“I am very proud to have been involved and to have worked as part of the editorial team under the editors-in-chief Ana Lenard and Allanah Colley, and the Advisory Board: Her Honour Justice S Glazebrook, Her Honour Justice S Thomas, Her Honour Judge AE Kiernan, Mary Scholtens QC, Lady Deborah Chambers QC, Kate Davenport QC and Frances Joychild QC.”

The Journal is intended to be an annual publication.

A copy of the first edition of the New Zealand Women's Law Journal — Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine can be downloaded here.