Family Law Quarterly

The Family Law Quarterly (FLQ) is a scholarly journal published by the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. Articles are written by academics and practitioners and focus on important and timely legal issues in family law. The journal includes an editorial board of practitioners and scholars, as well as a student editorial board.

Beginning in the 2020–21 academic year, the journal will be published in collaboration with New York Law School. Professor Lisa Grumet, Director of NYLS’s Diane Abbey Law Institute for Children and Families, will serve as Faculty Editor.

Day Division and Evening Division students are eligible for the FLQ co-curricular program in their 2L, 3L, and/or 4L years. Through the program, students will develop their knowledge of family law while honing their editing, research, writing, and citation skills.

There are two ways for students to participate:

  • Students who serve as junior editors will edit and source-check articles written by family law practitioners and scholars, research and update charts that survey state family law-related statutes, and research and write summaries of current family law decisions and/or family law-related legal scholarship.
  • Students who serve as members of FLQ’s executive board will, in addition to the editorial duties listed above, help oversee the editorial process. Executive board roles include a student Editor in Chief and other managerial positions.

Read the course description.