Annual Conferences, Lectures & CLEs

Each year the center sponsors various conferences, lectures and continuing legal education (CLE) programs on issues including juvenile justice, domestic violence, adoption, sexual exploitation, child abuse and neglect, elder law and divorce.

Distinguished Family Violence Lecture

The 10th Annual Distinguished Family Violence Lecture, an interdisciplinary conference that brings an expert to the law school to discuss new and different ideas about ending violence against women. The lecture, open to the public, provides an opportunity for activists in the field to come together on a yearly basis to reflect on progress, problems, and issues. Topics have included sexual exploitation, domestic violence, rape, and pornography.

Family Violence Lecture February 2010. From left to right: Jody Raphael, Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer, Judge Grace Dickler, Judge Paul Biebel and Domestic Violence Court Administrator Leslie Landis

Hot Topics

The Center hosts “Hot Topics in Child and Family Law,” lunch panels attended by 80-90 students each month. Prominent interdisciplinary speakers present current issues in: child abuse and neglect, elder law, juvenile justice, divorce, disability, special needs children, LGBTQ family issues, family violence, and sexual exploitation.

"Wisdom From the Streets: A Former Gang Member’s Strong Words", September 2012

Family Law