JGSPL Fall Symposium 2017


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Symposium Agenda

12:00: Lunch is served

Enjoy sandwiches, salads, chips, cookies and refreshments with JGSPL staff.

12:30-12:40: Opening remarks

12:40-2:00: Panel 1

Sexual Assault and Trial: How Sexual Assault Issues are Dealt with in the Courtroom

Moderator:  Elizabeth Lippy, Assistant Director for Trial Advocacy, Washington College of Law

Panelist:  Anthony Matthews, D.C. Public Defender Service

Panelist:  Peter Taylor, U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C.

Panelist: Judge Rhonda Reid-Winston, Superior Court for D.C.

Discussion: Panelists will discuss issues in trial, focusing in particular on evidentiary issues like Federal Rule of Evidence 412, why certain types of evidence are admissible in sexual assault trials.

2:00-2:15: Break

2:15-3:45: Panel 2

Institutional Responses to Sexual Assault

Moderator: Brenda V. Smith, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law

Panelist:  Meaghan Root, Sexual Assault and Response Coordinator, 70 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, United States Air Force

Panelist:  Regina Curran, Title IX Program Officer, American University

Discussion: Panelists will discuss how each institution they represent responds to allegations of sexual assault, the rights of the accuser, and the rights of the accused. They will also discuss what changes are being implemented and how they believe policy should evolve to better respond to current issues.

3:45 – 4:00: Closing remarks

4:00: Closing reception