Archive for the ‘Domestic Violence’ category

Couldn’t make our our event with Professor Katherine Franke, who returned from a week of working with women lawyers in the West Bank, helping them build a Women’s Committee within the Palestinian Bar Association? Listen to her talk below about what women in Palestine feel are the most pressing Gender Justice issues, how they plan […]

From Center for Gender and Sexuality Law Senior Fellow Julie Goldscheid:     VAWA Is Not Enough: Academics Speak Out About VAWA Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Donna Coker, Julie Goldscheid, Leigh Goodmark, Valli Kalei Kanuha, James Ptacek, Deborah Weissman The VAWA reauthorization bill would extend funding for important services; provide additional protections for victims of domestic violence, […]

Advocates combating domestic violence have turned to technology to make women safer.  The National Coalition for Domestic Violence has a phone donation program: “the collection of deactivated cell phones for this purpose has literally saved hundreds of lives.”  The Brooklyn DA’s office Domestic Violence Bureau uses phones and an electronic safety system, called AWARE, that […]

The Supreme Court issued three very important decisions today all of which, in different ways, engage issues of gender and/or sexuality law: – Graham v. Florida, holding that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole in non-capital cases; – U.S. v. Comstock allowing federal officials to indefinitely hold inmates considered […]

GSL Online, the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law’s new webjournal, publishes Columbia law students’ written work that engages key issues in gender and/or sexuality law.  We just published Erin Meyer‘s (JD 2011) excellent paper written for the Domestic Violence and the Law course this spring.  It is entitled:  Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence […]

Last week, the Columbia Law School Human Rights and Sexuality & Gender Law Clinics released “Human Rights and Domestic Violence: An Advocacy Manual,” which frames and reinforces an international human rights approach to domestic violence/gender-based violence advocacy and underscores the growing interest among domestic violence lawyers and advocates in international human rights law strategies to […]

Last Friday night, the Syracuse men’s basketball team was routed by Oklahoma, losing 84-71 – in no small measure because of the shooting collapse of Syracuse’s star guard Eric Devendorf, who finished the game with only 8 points. Why should readers of a Gender and Sexuality Law blog care about the Syracuse men’s basketball team?  […]

After surgery for pancreatic cancer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments yesterday, and then attended President Barack Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress last night. Justice Ginsburg, a graduate of Columbia Law School and a member of our faculty before she was elevated to the Supreme […]

The Huffington Post has got a story about the Gonzales case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about which we have already blogged.  The case is being handled by students in the Human Rights and Sexuality & Gender Law Clinics, under the supervision of the Human Rights Clinic’s Deputy Director Carrie Bettinger-Lopez: The unfortunate […]

Law students are invited to submit articles addressing domestic violence and the law from a national or international perspective. The winner’s paper will be published in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law All winners’ names and papers will also appear on the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence website. The deadline […]



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