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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Law and Women's and Gender Studies


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Certificate of Graduate Study

Coordinator: Kristen Myers (Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality)

Course work leading to the certificate of graduate study in law and women’s and gender studies permits study of the intersection of gender and the law through a systematic engagement with feminist theory, scholarship on women and gender, and legal scholarship. Completion of the certificate requirements results in recognition on the student’s transcript. The certificate is available to students in good standing in the College of Law or in any graduate program in the university. Students-at-large in good standing may also pursue the certificate. Faculty who regularly teach courses which contribute to the certificate come from a variety of departments and colleges.

Students interested in pursuing this certificate are advised to consult with the director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or the associate dean of the College of Law as early as possible in their graduate program to determine the program of courses to be used toward the certificate.

Requirements (12)


Students must complete one course from each of the following sections I through IV.  With the approval of the associate dean of the College of Law and the director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, topics courses in the College of Law may meet the certificate requirements under Section III when substantial treatment of law and women’s and gender studies is included in the course.

With the approval of the director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, independent study and topics courses in a variety of departments may meet the certificate requirements under Section IV when substantial treatment of law and women’s and gender studies is included in the course. Non-law students may register for Law courses only with approval of the associate dean of the College of Law.

II. One of the following (3-4)


  • LAW 800 - Externship Credits: 4
    (Available only to College of Law students.)
    (Topic and placement require advance approval by associate dean of the College of Law and director of the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality.)
  • LAW 805 - Domestic Abuse Clinic Credits: 4
    (Available only to College of Law students.)
     

III. One of the following (2-3)


  • LAW 610 - Family Law  Credits: 3
  • LAW 672 - Employment Discrimination  Credits: 2
  • LAW 685 - Gender and the Law  Credits: 3
  • LAW 693 - Gender and the Constitution  Credits: 3
  • LAW 696 - Sexuality and the Law  Credits: 3
  • LAW 795 - Directed Research  Credits: 3
    (Topic and placement require advance approval by associate dean of the College of Law and director of the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.)

IV. One of the following (2-4) or an additional course from Section II.


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