Angie McCarthy

Call for Applications: Master of Laws LL.M. in Law and Government, Specailzation in Gender and Law

American University Washington College of Law
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Law and Government

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 an LL.M. program focused on women’s rights and gender equality in the United States.

Prepare for a Career Defending Women’s Rights The Gender and the Law specialization falls under the Law and Government Program’s Civil and Constitutional Rights concentration area.  To receive the LL.M. degree, a student must earn at least 24 course credits, 12 of which must be in Gender and Law Specialization Courses such as:


  • Feminist Jurisprudence
  • Sex-Based Discrimination
  • Sexuality and the Law
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • Women’s Legal History
  • Family Law
  • Advanced Family Law
  • State, Family, and Society
  • Gender and the Constitution
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Work, Family and Equality
  • Civil Rights and Remedies
  • Advanced Constitutional Law: Equal Protection
  • Gender Perspectives Across the World
  • Gender, Cultural Difference, and International Human Rights
  • Gender, Labor, and the Global Economy
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Rights
  • Gender and the Law
  • Domestic Violence Law

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 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 on 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: NOVEMBER 1, 2007

For more information, visit the Women and the Law Program at or email us at   For admissions and application information for the LLM Program in Law and Government’s Specialization in Gender and the Law, visit or email To be eligible to attend the LL.M. Program in Law and Government, 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.


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