The Yale Law Journal

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

Isabelle Hanna
27 Jun 2019

The Yale Law Journal was thrilled to participate in the Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop for the second 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, seventy-four book chapters, and 652 articles. 

The Workshop’s thirteenth annual meeting was held this year from June 19-26 at the Penn State Law in University Park, Pennsylvania. 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 129 Editor-in-Chief Ela Leshem 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 Co-Chairs, Professors Eleanor M. Brown and Shaakirrah Sanders, as well as the host institution, Penn State Law; Works-in-Progress Committee Co-Chairs Professors Audrey McFarlane and 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 13th Annual Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Workshop and Writing Retreat, Penn St. 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),