Wayne Law Legal Briefs program returns this fall online


Wayne State University Law School’s Wayne Law Legal Briefs program is back this fall, featuring current legal content for alumni, students, and friends. This virtual event will take place over Zoom and will be moderated by the development and alumni affairs team within Wayne Law. 

On Thursday, September 22, at 5:30 p.m. alumni and friends of Wayne Law can attend the online Legal Briefs program featuring Assistant Professor of Law Nancy Chi Cantalupo, a nationally-recognized scholar and expert on Title IX, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence in education.

In this Legal Briefs program, Cantalupo, discusses anticipated future expansions of Title IX, the 1972 groundbreaking civil rights statute, based on Title IX’s first 50 years. Broadly prohibiting sex discrimination in federally-funded educational programs in the U.S., Title IX has already been used to dismantle gender inequalities found in athletics, created via sexual harassment and gender-based violence, and directed at pregnant and parenting students, just to name a few. 

Understanding that it is Title IX’s use by attorneys and activists, not merely its existence, that makes it powerful, Cantalupo points to various likely expansions with regard to sexual harassment and gender-based violence, in particular. These range from Title IX legal theories that help us identify “victim-blaming” as stereotyping to practical methods for making Title IX’s protections real, such as Coordinated Community Response Teams and mandatory campus climate surveys.

The program’s total run time is about 1 hour, with presentation time as well as an opportunity for alumni, students, and friends of Wayne Law to ask questions and connect in dialogue. 

To register for the September 22 Legal Briefs, visit https://rsvp.wayne.edu/september22legalbriefs.

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