Women and the Law Program

The Women and the Law Program transforms legal education by opening up spaces for feminist legal scholarship, teaching, and activism. We bring together scholars who examine how legal doctrine shapes the lived experiences of women, and how law can be a tool to push back against discrimination and bigotry. Our teachers integrate gender into the law school classroom, asking the hard questions about how law and legal categories enable and constrain people on the basis of their sex, gender, sexuality, or identity. We work together with our students to create a world in which all people live free from gender-based oppression and violence.

Studying Gender and Law at WCL

The Women and the Law Program supports students and scholars who want to use their law degree to fight for gender justice. WCL offers more gender and law courses than any other law school in the world, from general introductory courses to sophisticated specialized seminars and experiential learning.