#LawNeedsFeminismBecause (#LNFB) is a student-driven initiative founded out of McGill University that gathers stories through digital media to create a first-hand narrative of why law needs feminism. Through raising awareness and creating digital spaces for dialogue, they aim to put forth tangible recommendations for changing the legal landscape. The issues they highlight address four themes: feminist legal mentorship, student experience, alternative legal careers and legal recruitment.
March 11, 2017 marked the first National #LawNeedsFeminismBecause Forum! Law students and legal professionals from across the country came together in Montreal to share experiences, ideas and energy on why law needs feminism. Attendees engaged in workshops highlighting feminist legal mentorship, student experience, alternative legal careers and legal recruitment.
Moving forward, they have two goals for #LNFB – to create a book capturing the powerful ideas and stories that have come from the #LawNeedsFeminismBecause initiative, and to evolve #LNFB into an independent non-profit in order to maximize their impact nationally.
With continued support, they can reach these goals and continue uniting voices in the conversation around shaping a stronger, brighter and more diverse legal profession.
For more information, see the Law Needs Feminism Because website.