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CLE Explores Violence Against Women Act and its Impact

The Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Saturday Series, presents The Violence Against Women Act and Its Impact on the U.S. Supreme Court and International Law: A Story of Vindication, Loss and a New Human Rights ParadigmHosted by the Duquesne University School of Law, the course will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Room 203 of the law school.

Keynote speaker Cheryl Hanna, professor of law at the Vermont Law School, will review key U.S. Supreme Court cases and discuss cases from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights to contrast current American and international approaches of ending violence against women and girls.

The course also will feature two panel discussions, each of which will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Jane Campbell Moriarty, associate dean of law at Duquesne University, will moderate a panel featuring:

  • Patricia J. Falk, the Charles R. Emrick, Jr.-Calfee, Halter & Griswold Endowed Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, adjunct professor of law and research fellow for the Victim Rights Law Center, Georgetown Law School
  • Judith Lipton, professor and co-director of the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law. 

In addition, Lisette McCormick, executive director of The Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness, will moderate a panel featuring:

  • Rona Kaufman Kitchen, assistant professor of law, Duquesne University
  • Judy Hale Reed, law student at Duquesne University and international development professional. 

This CLE course is being held as part of a statewide program designed to highlight the Violence Against Women Act, which is in its 20th year. 

The Violence Against Women Act and Its Impact is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive credits. Cost is $90 for attorneys seeking CLE credit and $45 for nonprofit and public agency attorneys seeking CLE credit. Admission is free to students and attorneys not seeking CLE credit. 

Registration is required. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/cle, call 412.396.6300 or email cle@duq.edu.

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