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From: hr-education, Women & the Law
Subject: LL.M in International Legal Studies, Specialization in Gender and Law
Date: August 17, 2007.

The American University, Washington College of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies, Specialize in Gender and the Law:

Defending women’s rights requires a commitment to justice, creative approaches to the law, and specialized knowledge of the legal challenges facing women. American University, Washington College of Law’s unique Gender and the Law Specialization is the only International Legal Studies LL.M. program focused on women’s rights and gender equality in an international context.

Prepare Yourself for a Career in Defending Women’s Rights.


To obtain the LL.M. degree, students must successfully complete twenty-four credit hours in international legal studies, sixteen of which must be in courses focused on international women’s legal studies. Students must also write a 20-25 page paper focusing on international gender issues. We frequently offer classes that examine international and comparative approaches to women’s rights, such as

* Gender Perspectives Across the World (required)
* Gender, Cultural Difference and Human Rights
* Reproductive Rights
* International Trafficking in Persons
* Gender, Labor and the Global Economy
* International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons
* Battered Women and the Law
* Feminist Jurisprudence
* Sexuality and the Law
* Women’s Legal History
* Independent Study and Internships

Why American University, Washington College of Law?

* The only U.S. law school founded by women, Washington College of Law has long been a leading center for feminist legal scholarship and teaching.
* The Women and International Law Program, which brings in speakers, hosts conferences, and works with scholars and advocates from around the world to further women’s rights.
* Faculty members known for their expertise in women’s legal studies. Our faculty members provide training for advocates, judges, law schools, and governments around the world on international women’s rights.
* Opportunities in Washington D.C. Many of our LL.M. students intern at women’s rights organizations, making connections and gaining the experience they need to pursue a career in women’s rights.

Application Deadline for Spring 2008 Admission: OCTOBER 1, 2007

For more information, visit the Women in International Law Program, or email us.

For an application to the International Legal Studies LLM, please contact the International Legal Studies Assistant Director of Admissions. or visit the International Legal Studies Program.

To be eligible to attend the ILSP LLM program, applicants must have completed a law degree either at a U.S. law school accredited by the ABA or at a foreign law school with equivalent standards.

Link: The Global Human Rights Education List (hr-education).

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