Buel presents at American Bar Association convention


September 10, 2013

Sarah M. Buel, clinical professor of law and founding director of the Diane Halle Center for Family Justice, recently presented on a panel at the American Bar Association Annual Convention in San Francisco.

The panel, “The Violence Against Women Act 2013,” addressed the March reauthorization of the act and history of the act, which originally was passed in 1994. Download Full Image

As a co-author of the original and successive bills, Buel discussed the evolution of the Act and how it came to include legislation provisions regarding LGBT communities, immigrants and Native Americans that had stalled the bill in the House for a long time.

The panel was co-sponsored by the ABA Sections on criminal justice, individual rights and responsibilities, the Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, and the Human Trafficking Task Force.

A survivor of domestic violence herself, Buel has worked for more than 30 years with battered women and children. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she founded the Harvard Battered Women’s Advocacy Project, the Harvard Women in Prison Project and the Harvard Children and Family Rights Project.

Article by Karin published by Washington College of Law


September 10, 2013

Professor Marcy Karin, director of the Work-Life Policy Unit in the Civil Justice Clinic at the College of Law, recently had an article on military law posted by the American University Washington College of Law on their Labor and Employment Law Forum.

The article, “The Military’s Workplace Flexibility Framework,” was co-authored by Karin and Katie Onachila, an attorney at Trustpointe International, in 2012 after the return of combat troops from Iraq. Download Full Image

Karin and Onachila define workplace flexibility as a tool the military may use to support its operations, improve the recruitment and retention of military personnel, and fulfill its obligation to support veterans and military families.

According to an abstract, the article provides an overview of the legal framework for workplace flexibility for the military community and articulates themes evolving from those laws.

To view the full article, click here.

Karin teaches courses on workplace flexibility law and policy, employment law and policy, and legislation. She also supervises and instructs student attorneys working on behalf of clients in the Civil Justice Clinic. Karin’s other research interests include legislative lawyering, civil justice for military families and women’s legal history.