2002 Founders' Celebration Events

Confronting Domestic Violence and Achieving Gender Equality:
Evaluating Battered Women & Feminist Lawmaking
by Elizabeth Schneider

April 19-20, 2002

In this symposium, academics/activists evaluated the relationship between a quarter century of activism around domestic violence and the long struggle for gender equality. The symposium included Professor Schneider's reflections on her book, Battered Women & Feminist Lawmaking published by Yale University Press. Participants in the symposium explored the following topics: domestic violence and feminism; the importance of race, ethnicity, culture, and class in shaping our changing conceptions of and responses to violence against women; the law school as a site for theory, education, and advocacy; and changes in understanding and practice.