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Shining the Light on Gender-Based Violence at Home and Abroad

Shining the Light on Gender-Based Violence at Home and Abroad

Shining the Light on Gender-Based Violence at Home and Abroad

Watch Opening and Panel One | Watch Panel Two

This day-long symposium, hosted by the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA), the Center for Immigrants Rights, the Family Law Clinic and the Community Law Clinic, will bring together top scholars, government officials, and practitioners to explore the role of domestic and international law in protecting victims of domestic violence. The program will offer CLE credit, and feature a keynote address and two panels.

The first panel will examine how other states respond to domestic violence and whether international human rights law or specific treaties are an effective instrument for protecting domestic violence in the United States. The second panel will describe the history of The Violence Against Women Act, and further identify the particular immigration remedies available to victims.

Registration is required. To RSVP, click the Register tab at the top of this page. Fees for those seeking CLE, the cost is $99 for alumni and $149 for all others. Fees include continental breakfast, lunch, on-site parking, Wi-Fi access, and materials.​ This program is free for those not seeking CLE credit.​

Date/Time: 
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Location: 
Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA; Simulcast to Apfelbaum Auditorium and Courtroom, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, PA

Friday, October 3, 2014
Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building, University Park, Pa. 
Simulcast to Apfelbaum Auditorium and Courtroom, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa., and Webcast Live


Program Agenda

8:30 a.m. Breakfast, Registration and CLE Check-in

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Breanna Atwood, Editor-in-Chief, JLIA
James W. Houck, Interim Dean & Distinguished Scholar in Residence

9:15 a.m.

Opening Plenary: Violence Against Women as a Barrier to the Effective Exercise of all Human Rights (via live video from Geneva, Switzerland)

Rashida Manjoo, ​U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women and Professor in the Department of Public Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.

Panel I: Responding to Gender-Based Violence on All Fronts

Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) 

Dermot Groome, Visiting Professor of Law, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law

Rosemary Jolly, Weiss Chair of the Humanities, Literature and Human Rights in the Departments of Comparative Literature, Women's Studies, English, African Studies and Bioethics, Penn State University

Moderated by: Jill Engle, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Director of the Family Law Clinic, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law

12:15 p.m. Luncheon

1:00 p.m.

Panel II: Government Responses to Combating Gender-Based Violence in the United States

Joanne Lin, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union, Washington Legislative Office

Leslye Orloff, Adjunct Professor and Director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), American University Washington College of Law.
Leslye Orloff Presentation

Archana Pyati, Director of Public Policy, Tahirih Justice Center

Moderated by: Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law

2:30 p.m.

Program Concludes

PROGRAM FEES*

  General Registration
    With CLE credit $149
    Without CLE credit $0

  Dickinson School of Law Alumni
    With CLE credit $99
    Without CLE credit $0

  Penn State Law Student/Faculty/Staff
    With CLE credit/Free
    Without CLE credit/Free

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  Carlisle, Pa. Event will be simulcast to the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom & Auditorium of Lewis Katz Hall.    

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JLIA Symposium | Shining the Light on Gender-based Violence at Home and Abroad

October 3, 2014

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