LL.M. Specialization in Gender and the Law (American University, Washington, D.C.)



CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES LL.M. WITH A
SPECIALIZATION IN GENDER AND THE LAW

American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.
invites applications for its International Legal Studies Master of
Laws (LL.M.) degree with a specialization on Gender and the Law.

ABOUT THE GENDER AND THE LAW LL.M. SPECIALIZATION:
Founded by two women in 1896 to make legal education available to
women, the Washington College of Law has a tradition of promoting
women's full and equal participation in society.  WCL established the
LL.M. Specialization in Gender and the Law as part of its
International Legal Studies Program in 1997.

The flexibility of the Gender and the Law specialization enables
students to shape a program within our International Legal Studies
curriculum that fits their goals and interests.  Students can pursue
a course of study incorporating international, comparative, and
domestic approaches to legal issues related to gender.  Courses
include comparative family law; sex-based discrimination; gender,
cultural difference and international human rights; battered women
and the law; and economic, social and cultural rights, among others.
Many of our standard courses also incorporate perspectives based on
gender and race.

Our location in Washington, D.C. affords students the opportunity to
intern for prominent non-governmental and advocacy organizations
devoted to women's rights. Students can also pursue independent study
and writing under faculty supervision.   In addition, the program
organizes conferences and events where students meet officials,
policy-makers and advocates shaping the development of the women's
rights agenda in different communities.

Gender and the Law LL.M. students have gone on to work at the World
Bank, in national women's ministries in their home countries, and for
international women's rights programs around the world.  Their work
has been recognized and highlighted by scholarly organizations such
as the Law and Society Association, as well as by the media.

ABOUT WCL AND THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM:
WCL's International Legal Studies Program attracts lawyers from
around the world, currently enrolling 180 students from 68 countries.
Our location in the nation's capital in Washington, D.C. affords
students the opportunity to intern and be exposed to prominent
international organizations and agencies that promote women's legal
rights.

TO APPLY:
For an application and additional information about the International
Legal Studies LL.M. and the gender and the law specialization, please
contact the ILSP Admissions Coordinator.  The application deadline
for the 2004 fall semester is May 1, 2004.

Email: llminfo@wcl.american.edu
Phone: (202) 274-4114
Website: http://www.wcl.american.edu/ilsp/index.cfm



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