Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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


Request for Proposals

            On October 10 and 11, 2014, the Pepperdine University School of Law will host a conference on domestic violence in higher education.  The conference will address domestic and intimate partner violence among college students and its intersections with sexual assault and gender violence.  Speakers and conferees will discuss institutional responses in policy and practice, culture and law.  The School of Law invites leaders, administrators, teachers, professionals and students to participate with speakers representing diverse disciplines and institutions.  Colleges and universities face a critical moment of reckoning and response to violence and abuse among students, and Pepperdine hopes that this conference can advance our communities toward peace and justice.  

            The organizing committee requests proposals for panel presentations to address and explore issues and questions at the intersections of domestic violence, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, gender crimes, mental health, law, sociology, psychology, pedagogy, student life, and higher education policy.   We seek diverse, collaborative, multidisciplinary, interprofessional panels and panelists.  

            These panels will be 90 minute concurrent sessions.   The organizing committee has confirmed several panels to date, and we invite proposals for up to four additional sessions.    The confirmed panels will address (1) the intersection of Title IX and domestic violence, (2) Cleary Act obligations and opportunities, (3) Greek Life and residence life, and (4) intersectional student perspectives.    The organizing committee requests proposals to complement, contrast and build on these ideas.

            Please submit proposals by July 31, 2014, to Prof. Jeffrey R. Baker at   Proposals should be 300-500 words and should include contact information for the primary convener and should include the names of anticipated panelists, their respective fields and institutions.

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