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Graduate Certificate in Law and Women's and Gender Studies

Coursework 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.

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. 

Completion of the certificate requirements results in recognition on the student’s transcript.

Students interested in pursuing this certificate are advised to consult with the director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality or Anita Maddali, the advisor for the certificate the College of Law, as early as possible in their graduate program to determine the program of courses to be used toward the certificate. Please note that non-law students may register for Law courses only with approval of the associate dean of the College of Law.

For a complete description of requirements please refer to the description in the Graduate Catalog or the CSWGS website.


Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
Reavis Hall, Room 103
Phone: 815-753-1038

Professor Anita Maddali
College of Law
Swen Parson, Room 197A


For more information about requirements for the certificate, see the Graduate Catalog or the CSWGS website.

CSWGS offers a limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships.

CSWGS also offers two scholarships.

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