[Equal] EQ-UNI: Specialization in Gender and the Law
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Tue Jul 5 22:16:16 CEST 2005
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES LL.M. WITH A
SPECIALIZATION IN GENDER AND THE LAW
American University Washington College of Law proudly 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
womens 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, DC affords students the opportunity to
intern for prominent non-governmental and advocacy organizations
devoted to womens 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 womens
rights agenda in different communities.
Gender and the Law LL.M. students have gone on to work at the World
Bank, in national womens ministries in their home countries, and for
international womens 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:
WCLs International Legal Studies Program attracts lawyers from
around the world, currently enrolling 150 students from 70 countries.
This diversity enriches students' experiences while at the law school
and provides them a lifelong international network to assist them in
their subsequent endeavors.
To be eligible to apply to the ILSP Master of Laws (LL.M.) program,
applicants must have completed their law degree either at a U.S. law
school accredited by the American Bar Association, or at a foreign
law school with equivalent standards. 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 (contact below). The application deadline for
the 2006 spring semester is October 1, 2005.
Email: llminfo at wcl.american.edu
Phone: (202) 274-4114
APPLY EARLY! It can take up to three months (or more) processing
time for students to receive their student visa (F-1 visa). We
recommend international students apply to the program at least one
month before the actual deadline to allow additional time to apply
for and receive the F-1 visa.
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