Past News and Events

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October 21, 2014
Out at Work: An Intersection of LGBT and Disability Communities

September 29, 2014
Writing a Successful Fellowship Application: LSRJ and Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowships

September 11, 2014
DC Women's Bar Association "Road Show"

August 27, 2014
Gender and Law Welcome Reception

June 9, 2014
Women and Politics in the Americas: Advances and Challenges (webcast)

April 14, 2014
Finding the Founders: A Discussion on Ellen Spencer Mussey, Emma Gillett, and Other Early Women Legal Pioneers

  • Professor Jill Norgren (webcast)
  • Professor Barbara Babcock (webcast)
  • Professor Wendy Webster Williams (webcast)
  • Professor Mary Clark (webcast)

Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory & Practice of Clinical Pedagogy by Susan Bryant, Elliott S. Milstein, and Ann C. Shalleck (Carolina Academic Press 2014).

The book focuses on what and how to teach students about being a lawyer as they take responsibility for clients in a clinical course. The book identifies learning and lawyering theories as well as practical approaches to planning and teaching all components of a clinic; it highlights how the four clinical methodologies—seminar, rounds, supervision, and fieldwork—reinforce and complement each other. It illustrates how uniting supervision of students’ fieldwork with teaching in the clinical seminar and in rounds can create ethical, skilled, thoughtful practitioners imbued with professional values of justice and service. With contributions by both seasoned and newer clinical educators, the book addresses issues faced by all who teach in experiential lawyering courses.

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


March 27, 2014
Writing a Successful Fellowship Application in Gender and Law

March 20, 2014
10th Annual IP/Gender: Gender and the Regulation of Traditional Knowledge

February 20, 2014
Finding Summer Jobs in Reproductive Justice (with WCL LSRJ)

February 18. 2014
Preventing Acid Attacks and Other Forms of Violence Against Women

February 10, 2014
Beyond the Family versus Market Divide: The World Bank Domestic Violence Indicator

January 30, 2014
Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915

January 29, 2014
Lecture on Oral Advocacy by D.C. Circuit Judge Patricia A. Millett


November 7, 2013
Clinic Escort Training (with WCL LSRJ and the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force)

November 5, 2013
Gender and Law Course Advising for JD and LLM students

October 29, 2013
Expert Meeting on the Situation of the Human Rights of Girls and Adolescent Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean

October 29, 2013
Reproductive Justice Advocate Values Training Workshop

October 25, 2013
Seeing the Invisible: Spotting Gender Issues in First Year Courses (1Ls)

October 22, 2013
Jobs in Women’s and LGBTI Rights

October 16, 2013
Gender, Family Law and Juvenile Justice Externship Fair

October 9, 2013
Gender, Family Law and Juvenile Justice Resume Review Session

October 7, 2013
Family Homelessness and Domestic Violence: A Solution-Based Conversation (webcast)

September 11, 2013
Gender and Law Coffee Hour for LLM Students

August 28, 2013
Gender and Law Welcome Reception

The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project Launches New Website

The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project, a collaborative project between the War Crimes Research Office and the Women and International Law Program, announces the launch of a new website, The centerpiece of the website is the Gender Jurisprudence Collections, a database containing more than 26,000 documents including judgments, decisions, and orders issued by international/ized criminal courts and tribunals, made easily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence. MORE

April 2, 2013
Gender Matters: Women, Social Policy and the 2012 Election

March 28, 2013
Gender and the Practice of Law Series: Labor and Employment

March 19, 2013
Student Debt and Education Justice

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Opening Remarks and Introductions
Panel 1: The Context of Student Debt

March 7, 2013
Roe v. Wade and the New Jane Crow: Reproductive Rights in the Age of Mass Incarceration

February 21, 2013
What Do You Do if You Don't Want to Litigate? An Introduction to Transactional Law

February 13, 2013
Advocating for Children

January 24, 2013
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): What's Next?


Nov 2, 2012
The Ninth Annual IP/Gender: Creativity Outside of Intellectual Property's Domain

October 10, 2012
Special Panel on Human Rights and Maternal Mortality

October 5th, 2012
MsJD's 5th Annual Conference at WCL

September 24, 2012
Strategic Litigation on LGBTI Rights in the US International and Courts: Lessons and Challenges

September 11, 2012
Gender and Law LLM Coffee Hour

August 22, 2012
WILP announces collaboration with the Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) and role of academic home for the 2012-2013 LSRJ Fellows. Read press release here.

August 22, 2012
Gender and Law Welcome Reception

July 10, 2012
WCL faculty member Macarena Saez recieves a generous grant from the Ford Foundation to work on sexuality and gender initiatives in Latin America. Read more here.

April 19, 2012
Atala v. Chile: Same-Sex Families and the Best Interest of the Child under International Law
Watch the Webcast!


April 17, 2012
Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States of America: Domesticating International Law
With the AU Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law
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Panel 1: Implementing Lenahan:  Is the United States Exceptional? 
Panel 2: Lenahan’s Place in International Law: Domestic Violence in Comparative Focus


April 13, 2012
Ending Human Trafficking or Something Else?
With the Open Society Foundation

April 13, 2012
The Evolving Role of Women in Iran and the Middle East

With the AU Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law
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Part 1: Economic and Political Empowerment of Women's Rights in the Middle East
Part 2: The Role of Social Media in Women's Activism
Keynote Luncheon: Sussan Tahmasebi, One Million Signatures Campaign

March 30, 2012
2012 Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest Award Presentation
Award presented during conference, Women of Color and the Law: Gaining Access, Achieving Success




March 26, 2012
Gender and the Practice of Law Series: Financial Regulation & Consumer Protection

March 21-22, 2012
Inaugural Conference on Global Health, Gender and Human Rights

February 28, 2012
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) & Adoption: Intersection of Law & Life

February 23, 2012
Fertile Ground: Exploring the Intersection between the Reproductive Justice and Environmental Justice Movements
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February 1, 2012
Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings: National and International Strategies
With the Washington College of Law War Crimes Research Office February 1, 2012

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November 21, 2011
Fighting for our Rights: The Personhood Campaign and the Newest Attack on Reproductive Rights

November 17, 2011
Reed v. Reed at 40: Equal Protection and Women’s Rights
With the National Women's Law Center
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November 3, 2011
Abuse in the Shadows, The Rights of Women Migrant Workers in Indonesia: A Discussion with Anis Hidaya
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October 24, 2011
Presentation and Discussion of the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2012 Report

October 24, 2011
Women’s Human Rights at Home and Abroad

October 20, 2011
Gender and the Practice of Law Series: Criminal Law

October 19, 2011
Hot Topics in Reproductive Rights

October 11, 2011
Coffee Hour for LLM Gender Specialists

October 9, 2011
Seeing the Invisible: Spotting Gender Issues in 1-L Classes

September 19, 2011
Gender and the Practice of Law Series: Domestic Violence

September 15, 2011
Breakfast with the Dean for LLM Gender Specialists

April 19, 2011
Gender and the Practice of Law Series: Gender and Mediation

April 14, 2011
Violence Against Native Women: Is the Tribal Law and Order Act a Step Forward? (webcast)

April 12, 2011
Securing Women’s Land and Property Rights in Africa

April 1, 2011
The Eighth Annual IP/Gender Symposium- Gender and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Wal-Mart v. Dukes:  Is 1.6 Million Women 0.6 Million too Many? (webcast)

March 29, 2011
Gender and the Practice of Law Series: Practicing Family Law

March 24, 2011
Our Bodies Are Still Trembling: Women’s Human Rights in Haiti (webcast)

March 15, 2011
The Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest Award Reception (webcast)

February 28, 2011
Screening with Filmmaker of ‘Like a Ship in the Night’ and Discussion of the European Court of Human Rights decision in A, B, and C v. Ireland

February 17, 2011
Fighting for Women’s Lives: Reproductive Justice in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Peru (webcast)

February 8, 2011
The International Law of Human Trafficking, A Conversation with author Anne Gallagher


October 19, 2010
Gender and the Practice of Law Series: Careers in International Women’s Rights

October 8, 2010
Seeing the Invisible: Spotting Gender Issues in 1-st Year Courses

September 30, 2010
Gender & the Practice of Law Series: Gender and Immigration Law

September 21, 2010
Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo

April 16, 2010
Seventh Annual IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections, Gender and Invention (webcast)

March 25, 2010
Women in the Military: Fighting for Their Rights (webcast)

March 23, 2010
Discussion on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

March 18, 2010
Pregnancy in the Line of Duty: Pregnant Police Officers' Constitutional Rights and the Real-World Implications of Protecting Them (webcast)

February 3, 2010
Domestic Violence in Indian Country (webcast)


November 3, 2009
Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

October 30, 2009
Seeing the Invisible: Spotting Gender Issues in First Year Courses

October 8, 2009
Gender and the Practice of Law Series: Transactional Law

September 22, 2009
Gender and Climate Change

June 15, 2009 - June 16, 2009
Gender & Justice: An International Inquiry (webcast)

April 24, 2009
Sixth Annual IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections - Female Fan Culture and Intellectual Property (webcast)

April 16, 2009
Reading Roe, Casey and Carhart: How Gender Matters

April 7, 2009
Gender and Your Legal Studies

March 3, 2009
Does SexX Really Matter? What a Difference an X Makes (webcast)

February 20, 2009
Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Human Trafficking

February 17, 2009
The Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest Celebration


November 13, 2008
Seeing the Invisible: Spotting Gender Issues in First Year Courses

November 10, 2008
Question & Answer Discussion with Gender and Law Faculty

November 1, 2008
Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities Outreach Training

October 21, 2008
Taking the Heat: How Brenda Berkman Used the Courts to Open Fire Fighting Opportunities to Women and in the Process Altered Government Policy (webcast)

October 14, 2008
Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-based Crimes before International/ized Criminal Courts (webcast)

October 13, 2008
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo- A Film by Lisa F. Jackson

September 26, 2008
Bringing Human Rights Home: Building Proactive Policy to Ensure Racial and Gender Equity

September 17, 2008
Gender, Justice and Sexuality in Latin America

April 4, 2008
Fifth Annual Symposium on IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections

February 18, 2008
When Law Meets OB GYN: The Intersection of Jurisprudence and Medical Ethics in Women’s Health

February 11, 2008
The Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest Award Reception

January 30, 2008
Creating & Protecting Families: Challenges and Fresh Perspectives

January 23, 2008
Do You Dream of Arguing Before the Supreme Court?


November 8, 2007
Gonzales v. Carhart and the Degradation of US Abortion Provision

November 5, 2007
Question & Answer Discussion with Gender and Law Faculty

October 25, 2007
A Conversation with Author Brenda Cossman

October 2, 2007
CEDAW: Promoting Women’s Human Rights Across the World

September 19, 2007
Teaching Gender in the Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan

September 12, 2007
What Do You Do if You Don’t Want to Litigate? An Introduction to Transactional Lawyering. 

March 26, 2007 and March 27, 2007
Domestic Violence in the Context of HIV/AIDS: Lessons from Africa

March 23, 2007
Fourth Annual IP/Gender: The Unmapped Connections (webcast)

February 8, 2007
Forced Labor and Slavery: The Other Side of Trafficking (webcast)