Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Annual Diversity and Inculsion Conference
Center Co-Directors Kristin Kalsem, Emily Houh, and Verna Williams flank civil rights icon Marian Spencer


UC’s Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice grew out of our path breaking Joint Degree Program in Law and Women’s Studies.  Students in the J.D./M.A. program earn both degrees over the course of four years. In so doing, they take courses in both programs, develop their own research projects, and have the opportunity to put their learning to use in a variety of settings. Our students have helped survivors of domestic abuse, advocated for greater LGBTQ rights in Ohio, and worked in national feminist legal organizations such as the National Women’s Law Center, Equality Now, and Legal Momentum.

The Center provides Cincinnati Law students with experiential learning, research, and other opportunities to work in a variety of disciplines.  Our primary programs are the Joint Degree Program in Law and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), the Freedom Center Journal, the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, and the Participatory Action Research Program.