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UCLA Women's Law Journal

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The UCLA Women's Law Journal is an academic legal journal that uses the power of language to educate people and make women's voices heard. We seek to do so by focusing not only on the common struggles of women, but also on diversity as a strength in feminist legal scholarship. Through diversity, we seek to represent the reality of all women's lives and experiences, without separating voices into exclusionary categories.

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Abolishing Anonymity: A Rights-Based Approach to Evaluating Anonymous Sperm Donation

As other countries increasingly move toward abolishing anonymity in gamete donation, the United States shows no indication that it will follow suit.  It is time that we reevaluate whether shielding sperm donor's identities is an ethically defensible practice.  This paper argues that, in fact, it is not an ethically defensible practice and therefore should be banned by law.

Women and Girls' Experiences Before, During, and After Incarceration: A Narrative of Gender-based Violence, and an Analysis of the Criminal Justice Laws and Policies that Perpetuate this Narrative

Women and girls involved with the United State’s criminal justice system experience rates of gender based violence before, during and after incarceration that far exceed the general population.  This paper identifies many of the criminal justice laws and policies that perpetuate or exacerbate these experiences with violence, and formulates critical analysis of these laws and policies within a human rights framework.