The Yale Law Journal

Yale Law Journal Participates in Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop

Jordan R. Goldberg
15 Jul 2018

The Yale Law Journal was thrilled to participate in the Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop for the first time this year. The Lytle Workshop is an annual workshop for current and aspiring black women law faculty that focuses on legal scholarship while also providing opportunities for mentoring, career support, and fellowship. Since its founding in 2007, the Workshop’s attendees have published more than thirty books, forty-five book chapters, and 500 articles. 

The Workshop’s twelfth annual meeting was held this year from July 11-14 at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. Fourteen Journal editors were paired with Workshop participants to offer substantive feedback on the authors’ work-in-progress papers through “edit letters”—the Journal’s standard method for communicating suggestions to authors during the editing process. In addition, Volume 127 Editor-in-Chief Arjun Ramamurti and Volume 127 Executive Editor for Articles & Essays Kyle Edwards attended the conference to discuss the Articles submission process. 

The Journal wishes to thank all the participants for their warm welcome, as well as their insightful questions and feedback on the submissions process. We are especially grateful to this year’s Workshop chairs, Professors Lolita Buckner Innis and Jessica Dixon Weaver, as well as the host institution, the Dedman School of Law; Programming Committee Chair Vanessa Browne-Barbour; Works-in-Progress Committee Chair Taja-Nia Henderson; and Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Lytle Workshop founder and moderator of the articles submissions panel.

To view this year’s program and read more about the Lytle Workshop, please visit 2018 Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop and Retreat, SMU Dedman Sch. L., To learn about Lutie A. Lytle, the first woman law professor in the United States,  please see Taja-Nia Henderson, “I Shall Talk to My Own People”: The Intersectional Life and Times of Lutie A. Lytle, 102 Iowa L. Rev. 1983 (2017),