The Feminist Law Forum is a student organization dedicated to fostering gender equity, both in the Law School and in the legal profession. The organization is involved in programs designed to educate its members, as well as the Indiana Law community, on feminist thought, to support racial justice in the community, and to improve the educational environment.
A committed group of law students began the Feminist Law Forum in 1999 because of a perceived need for an organization that would take a strong stand against sexism in the Law School and in the legal profession. Despite the important strides made in the past few decades, sexism is still a significant problem in the legal profession. As a recent study by the Indiana Bar revealed, “[d]isparate treatment of men and women is found in the courtroom, in salary levels, in opportunities for advancement, and in the day-to-day interchange among colleagues.”
FLF welcomes all students who are interested in feminist issues. We believe that the efforts of all people are important in the fight against misogyny.