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American University Journal Symposium – Part I  

Author:  Nancy K. D.  Lemon, Esq..

Source: Volume 10, Number 02, December/January 2005 , pp.19-21(3)

Domestic Violence Report

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This is the first in a several-part series, as there are twenty-nine articles on domestic violence spanning over 700 pages in this 2003 journal from Washington College of Law at American University. 11(2) American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law 237-973 (2003). The symposium, Confronting Domestic Violence and Achieving Gender Equality, was held April 19-20, 2002 in the District of Columbia. It sought to evaluate the many issues raised in a book by Professor Elizabeth Schneider, a member of DVR’s Board of Advisors, entitled Battered Women and Feminist Lawmaking. This article covers the following: “Feminist Inquiry and Action: Introduction”, by Ann Shalleck; “Applying the Discrimination Model to Violence Against Women: Some Reflections on Theory and Practice”, by Sally F. Goldfarb; “Silence Compounded— The Conjunction of Race and Gender Violence”, by Zanita E. Fenton; “The Race Card: Dealing With Domestic Violence in the Courts”, by Leslie Espinoza Garvey; “The Pedagogy of Domestic Violence Law: Situating Domestic Violence Work in Law Schools, Adding the Lenses of Race and Class”, by Sarah M. Buel; “Battered Women, Child Maltreatment, Prison, and Poverty: Issues for Theory and Practice”, by Naomi R. Cahn.

Keywords: Shalleck lays out five themes; VAWA; US v. Morrison; Temporary Assistance to Needy Families; TANF

Affiliations:  1: Associate Editor of DVR.

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