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It's been described as a local version of Mad magazine mixed with The Harvard
Law Review and the New Yorker. In its eight-year history, it's been accused
of being too liberal, too conservative, too smart and too sophomoric. But it's
never been accused of being a bore. Thus its slogan, "Only our name is boring."
While virtually every lawyer in the state reads the magazine, it is definitely
not a legal trade journal. Its readership has grown much broader. Washington
Law & Politics is read by the state's intelligentsia (The vast majority
of our readers have post-graduate degrees). It's a magazine for those who care
about, or have a stake in, the public policy debate that is the basis of our
Our audience consists of those in positions of power in media, government,
politics, law and business. Our magazine attracts a curious blend of readers
ranging from corporate CEOs to political junkies.
Law & Politics comes out six times a year and is a four-color glossy
magazine. It has won several awards for editorial excellence,
including more first-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists
than any magazine in western Washington for 1999.