LLM in Law and Gender
Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Law.
Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time
The development of this LLM specialisation will capitalise on the Centre for Gender Studies as a multi-faculty centre from 2012, allowing students to engage with contemporary gender theories alongside existing PG Law modules that engage issues in gender and women's rights.
Students are required to take a core course in Feminist Legal Theory, alongside units on the human rights of women, gender and migration and gender and armed conflict.
Students combine the study of units specifically focused on gender and/or women's rights with the modules from the large list of law options available to LLM students at SOAS, allowing the student to tailor their programme to suit future goals.
In taking this course, students should hope to develop an understanding of the role of gender as a tool for analysis and critical analytical skills in feminist legal methods.
Students will also study the work of gender experts in contemporary institutions and situate contemporary legal reforms on women's rights and gender perspectives within feminist histories, while analysing the role of non-Western feminist actors and theories in leading future legal reform and gender perspectives.
Students are required to take the equivalent of four full courses. The assessment of one of the chosen full unit course, either Feminist Legal theory or Human Rights of Women will be assessed via a 15,000 word dissertation. The dissertation counts as assessment of that law course.
LLM students are required to take:
- Feminist legal theory - 15PLAC155 (1 Unit) - Full Year
Plus the equivalent of at least ONE full unit from the list below:
- Affirmative action law - 15PLAH024 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law - 15PLAH035 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2014/2015
- Human rights of women - 15PLAC112 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Migration, gender and the law in South East Asia and beyond - 15PLAH023 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
Open Pre-sessional Course
- Preliminary law, legal reasoning and legal methods - 15PLAC162 (0 Unit) - Term 1
Plus the remaining ONE/TWO full units from the LLM general list.
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Application Deadline: 2014-03-20 17:00
Application Deadline: 2014-02-28 17:00
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