Women and Feminism
The Dickson Poon School of Law has taken significant strives to foster and develop our commitment, at all levels of the School, to tackling gendered barriers which contribute to sexism and and gendered inequality. In November 2017, we submitted our first application to the Athena SWAN Gender Equality Charter, administered by the Equality Challenge Unit. Through this process, we have developed a four year action plan, owned by our newly established School Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which will help us to make substantial progress towards gender equality for our students and staff.
The School is led by Professor Gillian Douglas, as Executive Dean, and Ms Rabia Harrison, as Director of Administration, making us the only Faculty in King's College London to be led solely by female senior leaders. The School supports our King's Women in Law Society, a formally ratified society within the School who provide a women's mentoring scheme, the Mother Daughter Network, and run events to highlight the successes of prominent women within the legal sector.
As a School, we appreciate that the concept of gender and feminist legal perspectives are not always readily built into our academic teaching, and that sometimes students may have to go looking to find such perspectives and viewpoints to be able to incorporate into their work. That is largely what we hope to support through the creation of this webpage: we hope that this will develop and grow into a resource hub of expertise, talks and studies which our students may be able to benefit from as part of their studies.