DV Hearing

10.11.19 —In partnership with Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell and Councilor Ed Flynn, Northeastern University School of Law's Domestic Violence Institute and Center for Health Policy and Law will host a hearing on domestic violence and sexual assault in the City of Boston on Monday, October 28. The hearing, which will be held during the final week of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will look to discuss opportunites to reduce incidents of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in the City of Boston and to discuss ways to make it easier to report these incidents and support survivors. 

“I am thrilled to work in partnership with President Campbell and Councilor Flynn to bring awareness to the prevalence and challenges survivors face as they seek justice, and to join with Northeastern’s Center for Health Policy and Law to bring this conversation to Northeastern Law School,” said Professor Margaret Lindauer, director of the school’s Domestic Violence Clinic. “This is a great example of our institutions working in partnership with local government to move an issue forward, and I hope this is just the beginning of a longer conversation with many different stakeholders and survivors in our city.”

“The Center for Health Policy and Law is thrilled to collaborate with the Domestic Violence Institute to host this event,” added Jennifer Huer, the center's managing director. “We are committed to offering opportunities for our students and faculty to apply scholarship beyond the classroom. Co-hosting this public hearing at Northeastern Law also highlights our committment to engaging with the community and embracing the importance of listening to the communities we hope to serve and work among.”

For event details, please visit northeastern.edu/law/dv-hearing

Members of the public are invited and encouraged to testify.
For more information on testifying, please call Councilor Campbell's office at (617) 635-3131.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation's leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school's signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.