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VAWA Revisted: Violence Against Women in 2011

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. Drafted by the office of then Senator Joe Biden, VAWA represented one of the greatest advancements for the civil rights of women in the United States. Recognizing that VAWA comes due this year for reauthorization by Congress, the Yale Law School Chapter of the American Constitution Society, Yale Law Women, and the Yale Law Journal will host a conference on VAWA on October 28 and 29, 2011. Victoria Nourse will offer the keynote address, and the conference will feature such speakers as Dean Larry Sager of University of Texas Law School and Lynn Hecht Schafran of Legal Momentum. For all speakers' bios, please click the link on the left-hand bar. Please contact Yannick Morgan at Yannick.morgan@yale.edu or Alice Shih at Alice.Shih@yale.edu for more information.

This conference is made possible with the support of the Zelia & Oscar Ruebhausen/Debevoise & Plimpton Fund.

Registration Now Open

Conference Schedule
Friday, October 28th

4:30-5:30 PM
Happy Hour at Yale Law School

5:30-7:00 PM
Keynote Speech

Saturday, October 29th

10:00 - 11:30 AM
What Do We Mean by "Violence Against Women?"

11:30 - 1:00 PM

1:00 - 2:30 PM
Rights, Powers, History, and Status Inequality

2:45 - 4:15 PM
Intimate Violence and the Family