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Law Professor Keynotes at Harvard Colloquium on Transgender Partner Abuse

November 16, 2012
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Leigh Goodmark, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, director of clinical education and co-director of the school's Center on Applied Feminism, recently served as keynote speaker for a colloquium on her article, "Transgender People, Intimate Partner Abuse, and the Legal System," hosted by Harvard Law School's Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review on Nov. 5.

Goodmark, author of the book A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System as well as articles and essays in esteemed journals including the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy and the Florida State University Law Review, joined the UB School of Law faculty in 2003. Before that, she directed the Children and Domestic Violence Project at the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law.

The Harvard colloquium delved into the structural, institutional and cultural challenges to addressing intimate partner violence in the transgender community, and featured Goodmark in a panel discussion with noted transgender advocates and activists including Prof. Janet Halley of Harvard Law School, M. Dru Levasseur, transgender rights attorney for Lambda Legal, and Terra Slavin, lead staff attorney at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.