Videos tagged with Women Law Students Association

  • The law school hosted a discussion about guns and domestic violence for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Cincinnati Law School Dean Verna L. Williams, Sherry Honeycutt Everett, Legal & Policy Director at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising Attorney, Duke International Human Rights Clinic, discuss issues of domestic abuse and firearms in the United States including what it means to frame and address this issue using a human rights-based approach.

  • Kelli Muddell, Director of the Gender Justice Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice, discusses trends in the field of transitional justice especially with respect to gender-based impacts of violations committed during conflict and under authoritarian regimes as well as how these impacts are addressed post-conflict. This talk was moderated by Professor Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising Attorney of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic.

  • Blaine Bookey, the Co-Legal Director at the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, discusses "Protecting Asylum-Seeking Women and Children Under Trump." The conversation was moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Senior Legal Fellow and Supervising Attorney of Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic.

  • Duke's Women's Law Students Association (WLSA) presents a panel discussion on careers in public service and government law. Panelists include Sarah Preston, executive director of Lillian's List of NC, North Carolina Senator Terry Van Duyn, and Durham Chief District Court Judge Marcia Morey.

  • A panel discussion on the legal challenge to HB 2 filed in March by the North Carolina ACLU. Panelists include Chris Brook, Legal Director at the North Carolina ACLU and one of the lawyers challenging the law; Scott Skinner-Thompson '08, a professor at NYU Law whose research focuses on LGBTQ issues; and Erica Lachowitz, a business applications manager in Charlotte who has previously spoken out about the impact of the law on the trans* community.

    Sponsored by WLSA, OUTLaw, ACS, CAGV, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

  • Duke Law celebrated National Library Week with Jacinda Townsend, Law '95, author of "Saint Monkey." Professor Townsend's novel tells the story of the special friendship between two girls as they grow into young women in the Jim Crow South of the 1950s and early 1960s. "Saint Monkey" was published in 2014 and continues to receive recognition and awards, including the James Fenimore Cooper award for historical fiction and the Kafka Prize for Fiction.

    Co-sponsored by Goodson Law Library, the Black Law Students Association and the Women Law Students Association.

  • Christine Nicolaides Kearns, a Duke Trinity graduate, was recently named Managing Partner of Pillsbury Winthrop's DC Office. Ms Kearns has spent her career in Big Law, working since her graduation from Vanderbilt Law School in Pillsbury's litigation department. Making partner while raising a family of four children, Ms. Kearns spoke from experience about the trials of balancing work and a family, as well as tips for students seeking to work in the changing Big Law market.

    Recorded on March 23, 2010.

    Appearing: Christine Nicolaides Kearns, speaker.

  • Speakers Courtney Powers and Mark Strasser discuss current developments regarding the LGBT community and the law. Event presented by the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy and OUTlaw. Part 3 of the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium.

    Recorded on February 04, 2010.

    Panel titled: Current Developments Regarding the LGBT Community & the Law.

    Conference title: Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy & OUTlaw (Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium 2010, February 2-4)

  • Presentations of two papers later published in the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy on women in the workplace.

    Recorded on February 03, 2010.

    Panel titled: Women in Non-Traditional Roles & Occupations.

    Conference title: Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium 2010.

    Appearing: Andrea Kupfer Schneider (Marquette University School of Law) and Heather M. Kolinsky (Barry University Law School), panelists..

  • Professor Emily Kadens, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, will present "The Last Bankrupt Hanged: Capital Punishment for Bankruptcy in 18th-Century England." This lecture frames the history of the Anglo-American bankruptcy tradition as a search for solutions to the basic problem: how to obtain the assistance of the debtor in his financial dismantling. Sponsored by the Law & History Society, the Duke Law Journal, the Business Law Society, and the Women Law Students Association.

    Recorded on January 13, 2010.

  • An informal discussion on the history of reproductive law in honor of Women's History Month.

    Produced on: at Duke University Law School.

    Appearing: Anne Dellinger (UNC School of Government), speaker.

  • Deborah Weissman speaks about the intersection of domestic violence and immigration law. Ms. Weissman currently runs a policy clinic at UNC Law School addressing issues relating to gender-based violence in the local and international realm. She discusses with us how gender-based violence and discrimination affect those attempting to declare asylum and the success of those attempts. Sponsored by Refugee Asylum Support Project, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Project, and the Women's Law Student Association.

    Recorded on March 28, 2005.

  • Recorded on November 14, 2000.

    Full title: The International Implications of Domestic Violence on Human Rights.

    Appearing: Regan Ralph, Executive Director, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, speaker.

  • Recorded on April 05, 2000.

    Appearing: Professor Sally Goldfarb of Rutgers-Camden, speaker.

  • A panel discussion on the 50th anniversary of the decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, a landmark case protecting both privacy and reproductive rights. This panel features Professor Neil Siegel (Duke Law), Professor Katharine Bartlett (Duke Law), Professor Maxine Eichner (UNC Law School), and Kristine Kippins (Center for Reproductive Rights) discussing historical and current issues in reproductive justice.