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Monday, August 18, 2014

Student Life, Relationships & the Law: Confronting Domestic Violence in Higher Education

In recent days, several stories have highlighted dating violence and intimate partner violence in college.   Here is NPR from today, and here is an important piece in HuffPost on the intersections of campus culture, dating violence and sexual assault.   Here the Washington Post reports on Coach Nick Saban inviting speakers to address the Alabama football team on domestic violence and human dignity.    

Registration is now open for Pepperdine’s conference on DV/IPV on college campuses, October 10 - 11, 2014, at the School of Law in Malibu, California: 

Student Life, Relationships & the Law: Confronting Domestic Violence in Higher Education

Joining me on the organizing committee are Prof. Tanya Cooper of Alabama, Dr. Alesha Durfee of Arizona StateProf. Margaret Drew of UMass, Prof. Leigh Goodmark of Maryland, and my colleagues, Profs. Carol Chase, Maureen Weston, Janet Kerr and Tony Miller of Pepperdine.  

So far, multidisciplinary panels include professors, lawyers and activists from Alabama, North Carolina, UC-Davis and the UC system, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Pepperdine and other schools.    These panels will discuss critical topics including Title IX and Clery Act compliance and strategic interventions, intersectional critiques of institutional responses to DV/IPV, and comprehensive strategies to address campus culture through Greek life, student health, and model bystander programs.    

Please join us to discuss and illuminate this epidemic crisis in higher education.  Please share this information with leadership, administration, counsel, staff and faculty at your schools so that we may advance justice, peace and well-being among our students.   

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