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Clason Speaker Series to Host Wendy Murphy on January 19

Monday, January 16, 2012

Western New England University School of Law’s Clason Speaker Series will host a talk by Wendy Murphy on Thursday, January 19 at 12:00 noon in the Blake Law Center Commons. The talk, entitled “Campus Rape, Title IX, and the New Guidelines: New Clarity and New Controversies,” is free and open to the public.

A nationally recognized expert on child abuse and interpersonal violence, Murphy is a professor at New England School of Law in Boston, where she also directs the Sexual Violence Legal News and Judicial Language projects. Murphy is a former Middlesex County prosecutor and founded the first ever volunteer legal advocacy program for crime victims. She also has gained national recognition as a television legal analyst, appearing on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, and is the author of And Justice for Some.

Now in its 23rd year, the Clason Speaker Series hosts expert lecturers to enhance the academic environment at the Western New England University School of Law. The series is named after Charles R. Clason, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives who served as Dean of the School of Law from 1954 to 1970.

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