The only program of its kind, the LL.M. in Gender, International, and Comparative Law equips its LL.M. graduates with the legal and policy skills needed to address challenges facing women and LGBTQ people worldwide.

Students will study the legal and social structures shaping the day-to-day lives of women and LGBTQ persons:  family law, anti-discrimination law, political participation, economic development, and reproductive rights.  Students also explore recent developments in the protection of women’s rights and LGBTQ rights taking shape in international bodies, regional human rights mechanisms, and international tribunals.  From there, students choose from an extensive array of specialized electives, including the prevention of human trafficking, labor exploitation, domestic violence, and the prosecution of rape as a war crime.

The LL.M. students intern at leading domestic and international non-governmental organizations addressing women’s rights and LGBTQ rights, as well as at international organizations with missions to mainstream gender into all aspects of their work.

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    Best Schools for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
  • 100+
    Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty in International Law
  • 50+
    Countries Represented in the LL.M. Annually
  • 4000+
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