Journal of Law and Family Studies

The Journal of Law and Family Studies (JLFS) is an interdisciplinary journal addressing a broad range of empirical and doctrinal topics concerning families, family relationships, and the law. JLFS explores issues in family and juvenile law as well as other family-related issues relevant to public policy. JLFS is published at least twice a year, and membership is determined by a summer writing competition.


The Journal of Law and Family Studies typically publishes two issues each year; a fall issue and a spring issue. For subscriptions, renewals, or cancellations of JLFS, please send notice and/or payment to: Journal of Law and family Studies, Attn: Abby Thurman, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 332 S 1400 E Rm. 101, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730. For more information contact

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