Sexuality, Sexism and Sexual Violence in the Law: a Transatlantic Perspective
18 Nov 2014, 1pm | Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

Our society faces multiple challenges in how we treat sexual boundaries and sexual violence against women, from Title IX and campus sexual assault, to regulating internet pornography, to new trends of cyber-bullying and revenge porn.

Dr Ann Olivarius, Senior Partner of McAllister Olivarius, represents women on the receiving end of bad treatment in these areas in both the US and UK. In this talk, she shared her experiences from a 25-year legal career and discussed how best to reform the law.

Speakers

Dr Ann Olivarius, Senior Partner of McAllister Olivarius
Ann Olivarius has managed complex legal matters for over 25 years, focusing on both civil rights and corporate law.

She was deeply involved in litigating a landmark civil rights case, Alexander v. Yale, which for the first time found that sexual harassment within a university was illegal. In 2012 she was included by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on its list of the most influential people in the history of Title IX, the US anti-discrimination law.

She serves on numerous boards, including the board of Women Moving Millions (WMM), a network of women who have each committed to give a million dollars to advance women and girls worldwide.