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Gender and Law
Lunch & Learn Series
Gendered Bodies: Women's and LGBTI Rights at the United Nations
September 29, 2016
Violence Against Women and Boys
October 13, 2016
October 27, 2016
Career Development Events
Gender and Law and Family Law Resume Review Session
October 6, 2016
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October 20, 2016
July 21, 2016
By Angie McCarthy
|March 21, 2016
By Angie McCarthy
AUWCL Celebrates 120 Years of Pioneering Women in Law
|March 1, 2016
By Daniela Kraiem
The Cost of Opportunity
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.
Integrating the Rights of Native Women into Legal Education