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.

Supervising faculty member: Associate Dean Marc Falkoff


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 your transcript.

If you are interested in pursuing this certificate, you should consult with the director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (CSWGS) or Anita Maddali, the supervising faculty member for the certificate in the College of Law, as early as possible in your graduate program to determine the program of courses to be used toward the certificate.

CSWGS offers a limited number of graduate teaching assistantships and also offers two scholarships.

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.


Contacts Us

Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
Reavis Hall, Room 103
wgs@niu.edu 
815-753-1038

Associate Dean Marc Falkoff
College of Law
Swen Parson, Room 199C
mfalkoff@niu.edu
815-753-0660