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Faculty Scholarship Highlight: Professor Ann Shalleck

 

 

 

 


Professor Ann Shalleck, Director of the Women and Law Program, together with her co-authors AUWCL Professor Elliott Milstein and Professor Susan Bryant from the City University of New York School of Law, has put together a new book, Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy, due out this April. The book analyzes and distills the origins and application of clinical education over the last half century, as well as its importance to current work to reshape legal education. MORE

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The Women and the Law Program

Since 1984 the Women and the Law Program has promoted the integration of women's rights and gender studies into legal education, practice and doctrine. To foster the study and teaching of gender and international or comparative law, the program expanded to include a Women and International Law Program in 1994.

The Women and the Law Program emphasizes the role of law and legal education in transforming women's status around the world. The program challenges assumptions about the role of women in the family, civil society, and governance in domestic, international and transnational institutions. However, engaging in either academic study or advocacy alone is not enough if the people who make the legal and political decisions that shape women's lives- judges, lawyers and policy makers- ignore the concerns of women. Therefore, the program seeks to influence the thinking of political and social leaders who hold the power to address the legal dimensions of gender inequality. We aim to transform the training of lawyers and scholars so that they leave law school with an awareness of their power and obligation to remove the legal barriers to women's full participation in society.

Our program works at multiple levels to integrate gender into legal education by:

  • Encouraging the development of feminist legal thought;

  • Educating emerging legal scholars in gender studies;

  • Creating supportive networks of feminist scholars, practitioners and activists;

  • Disseminating scholarly and teaching materials that integrate gender into the study of law in specific contexts.

Women and the Law Program Special Projects

Student Debt and Education Justice Project

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Interdisciplinary Project on Human Trafficking

Gender, Health & Justice

Gender & International Criminal Law

Integrating Gender Into Legal Education

Comparative Family Law

IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections