New Master's program "Law and Gender"

Pilot project in cooperation with six universities starts in 2021/22

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Since September 2019, the Europa-Institut of Saarland University has been working together with five other universities of the European Union and candidate countries, namely LUMSA University Rome-Palermo (Italy), Orebro University (Sweden), University of Cadiz (Spain) and the University of Belgrade (Serbia) on the development of a new Master's program in law. The project is managed by the University of Belgrade.

The aim of the project is to design the education of law students in a gender-sensitive manner and thus contribute to gender mainstreaming. The gender mainstreaming approach takes into account that regulations can have different effects on the realities of life for people of different genders. By implementing this approach in legal education, a gender-sensitive reconstruction of all relevant areas of legal knowledge should be achieved. This should also contribute to a socially inclusive higher education in order to improve the quality of legal education in Europe and the world.

The innovative gender-sensitive education of future lawyers is intended to raise awareness and thus ensure social legislation and better interpretation and implementation of the law. The Master's program consists of four mandatory courses and thirteen optional courses, of which students can choose three courses from the list of optional ones. In addition, there will be the opportunity to gain practical experience in a Gender Equality Legal Clinic. The Master's program will be implemented for the first time in 2021/2022 as a pilot project.

The website can bei found on: http://lawgem.ius.bg.ac.rs/

More information can be found here.