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Founded in 1996, the Journal explores how we are classified, stratified, ignored, and singled out under the law because of our race, sex, gender, economic class, ability, sexual identity, and the multitude of labels applied to us. Identity is a matrix of experiences; when the law fails to recognize any one facet of our identity, both the law and the person lose invaluable dimension. Our challenge is to examine how we negotiate our identities, how the legal system negotiates them for us and how these negotiations affect our ability to attain justice.
Meredith Rich-Chappell is an attorney at Lederer Weston Craig PLC in Cedar Rapids. Originally from Davenport, IA, Meredith received her Bachelor of Arts in History and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science. While at Iowa Law, she served as the Senior Technical Editor for The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice.
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