[Equal] Specialization in the Gender and the Law
Katharina von Salis
vonsalis at dplanet.ch
Fri Feb 17 23:28:54 CET 2006
eine Info via eq-uni mit gruss von kvs aus den Bergen:
>CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
>INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES LL.M. WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN GENDER AND
>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
>incorporate international, comparative, and domestic approaches to
>legal issues related to gender into their studies. 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
>Our location in Washington, DC provides 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 170 students from 68 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 for 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 Certificate, please contact the ILSP
>Admissions Coordinator (contact below). The application deadline for
>the 2006 fall semester is May 1, 2006 and for the 2007 spring
>semester is October 1, 2006.
>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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