Author Archives: Donna Coker

About Donna Coker

Law Professor at University of Miami School of Law

Reimagining VAWA in Service of Progressive Reform

The year 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  That milestone presented an opportunity to critically reflect on current gender-violence policy, and to build on shared critiques to flesh out an alternative agenda.  In … Continue reading

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Converge! Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS – SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL TO DUE DATE: Friday, October 18, 2013 (may be extended) For more conference information see CONVERGE! Re-imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence, will bring together survivors, activists, and … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for Special Edition of Violence Against Women journal – “Teaching Domestic Violence”

Teaching About Domestic Violence Special Issue CALL FOR PAPERS Original manuscripts sought for a special issue of Violence Against Women entitled “Teaching About Domestic Violence.” The special issue will be edited by Madelaine Adelman (Justice & Social Inquiry, Arizona State … Continue reading

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Academics Speak Out About VAWA Reauthorization

VAWA Is Not Enough:    Academics Speak Out About VAWA Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Donna Coker, Julie Goldscheid, Leigh Goodmark, Valli Kalei Kanuha, James Ptacek, Deborah Weissman  The VAWA reauthorization bill would extend funding for important services; provide additional protections for victims of … Continue reading

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Feminists at Law and Society meeting

Dear Friends, You may be interested in these great feminist panels to be held at the upcoming Law & Society meeting (note the work of the new Feminist CRN!)  Here are the details: Violence Against Women  panels Saturday, June 4, 10:15-12:00 Author-Meets-Reader – Restorative … Continue reading

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Two Videos related to fair trial rights for women -

Dear Colleagues, There are two recent video postings that you may find of interest – 1) Holly Maguigan and Joshua Dressler’s “debate” (more like a discussion) of self defense issues when battered women are defendants (Fordham.) Go to It’s a … Continue reading

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