Gender Violence Project

Michigan Law's Gender Violence Project (GVP) is a coalition of law students who believe deeply in justice for victims and survivors of gender-based violence. We are dedicated to working - full time or in a pro bono capacity - in gender violence law in law school and for the remainder of our careers.

Members of GVP are organized into committees: Advocacy, Education, Careers, and Support - to cover the needs of our law school and wider community.

Vision: We believe that every person has the right to feel safe and free from fear of violence in their homes, communities, and workplaces. We want to transform society’s response to gender-based violence and sexual exploitation through a feminist legal lens, grounded in intersectionality.

GVP demands for all people:

(1) Freedom from violence, including all forms of sexual and gender-based violence;

(2) Freedom from subordination, including racial, economic, physical, sexual, legal, and political;

(3) Freedom of self-actualization, including self-expression guaranteed by the First Amendment, sexual privacy guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment, and legal validation of gender identity.

If you have questions about GVP, our vision, or leadership, please contact: gvpeboard@umich.edu.