Margo Lindauer01.04.19 — Professor Margo Lindauer ’07, director of the law school’s Domestic Violence Institute and Domestic Violence Clinic, was named a Bellow Scholar at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in New Orleans. The Bellow Scholar Program, administered the by the AALS Clinical Section, recognizes and supports the research projects of clinical law professors that reflect the ideals of Professor Gary Bellow — a pioneering founder of modern clinical legal education.

Every two years, the Bellow Scholar Program seeks innovative project proposals from clinical legal educators designed to improve the quality of justice in communities, enhance the delivery of legal services, and promote economic and social justice. Lindauer’s project goal is to assess correlations between civil restraining order procurement and outcomes in criminal prosecutions for domestic violence and sexual assault and then make recommendations for policy changes based on the empirical findings to reduce inequality in outcomes and to improve access to justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Prior to joining the Northeastern community, Lindauer worked at Project Place as the director of Partnerships to Opportunities for Women in Re-Entry (POWR), where she oversaw the implementation of an innovative Department of Labor grant dedicated to working with female ex-offenders within six months of re-entry. This built upon her extensive background in domestic violence work at Casa Myrna Vazquez, Respond, Inc., and at Georgetown’s Domestic Violence Clinic.

“I am thrilled and honored to have been selected for this prestigious fellowship,” said Lindauer. “I proposed a line of inquiry that I find interesting and extremely important. Justice for survivors is multi-faceted, and I hope the research I am able to do will lead to policy reforms that generate better outcomes for survivors of intimate partner violence.”

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