International Education Week 2012
Law Without Borders: "Making the Global Local: Bringing Home International Perspectives on U.S. Domestic Violence Law"
LL.M. students from seven different countries will give a short overview of the U.S. legal system in an international context, explaining the key features of our system by highlighting contrasts with the legal systems where they received their initial legal education. This introduction will be followed by a presentation by two J.D. students in the Women, Children, and Social Justice Clinic on Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States, a 2011 case before the Inter-American Commission, which found the United States responsible for human rights violations against Ms. Lenahan and her three deceased children. This was the first case brought by a domestic violence survivor against the U.S. before an international body. The court's decision set forth comprehensive recommendations for changes to U.S. domestic violence law and policy. A reception will follow the presentation. To ensure that we have enough space and food for all attendees, please RSVP to Debbie Nasisi at email@example.com.