The gender justice legal practice area may also include immigration and refugee matters, child custody, criminal justice, health care, housing, labor trafficking and many others as they intersect with a person’s gender and their legal rights. Feminist leaders today often focus on areas of intersection between gender justice and other issue areas.

Lawyers focused on gender justice law typically work on impact litigation, direct service, or policy work in non-profits and with federal, state and local government agencies.

What to do if you are interested in Gender Justice Law

Georgetown Law Courses

Employment Discrimination
International and Comparative Law on Women’s Human Rights
Public Welfare Law
Immigration Law and Policy

Georgetown Law Clinics

Domestic Violence Clinic
International Women’s Human Rights Clinic

Georgetown Law Programs

Women’s Public Policy and Fellowship Program

Gender Justice Law Resources for Career Exploration

For a comprehensive list of helpful resources and suggested employers, please see the OPICS Gender Justice Supplemental Resource List.

  • American University Washington College of Law Gender and Law Guide to Jobs is a guide to finding jobs in women’s and LGBTI rights
  • Feminist Majority Foundation is dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence through research and action programs that focus on advancing the legal, social and political equality of women. See the Career Center Link for internship and fellowship listings.
  • Harvard Law School Women’s Rights Guide provides an extensive guide to different careers within women’s rights law followed by narrative stories from alumni.
  • Women’s Rights provides a basic overview of the practice area as well as useful links to educational resources and selected employers.
  • United Nations Women Watch is a comprehensive site for information on UN women’s rights advocacy programs.
  • Vital Voices trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe to become advocates for social justice.

Representative employers