Sexual Violence and Law

Law 511



Rigorous Writing Experience (RWE)



According to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. Due to the high rate of sexual violence in our culture, even attorneys who do not intend to work specifically with survivors will find that many of their clients have been affected by sexual violence. This course will cover the theoretical, social, and legal implications of sexual violence. It will examine the efficacy of legal intervention and how laws impact the lives of those who have survived sexual violence. Topics include civil protection orders, prosecution, educational institutions civil rights obligations, and other legal remedies in the realm of sexual violence. Students will also examine how sexual violence affects specific populations including but not limited to: men, LGBTQ victims, and victims in the military. In addition to the subject matter overview, students will engage in in-class practical skills exercises including interviewing and counseling, trial issues, simulated case arguments, and group problem exercises.

Gender Violence
Sex Offenders and the Law

A. McCool (Adjunct)

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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