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Toledo Law Hosts Panel of Experts for Conversation about Sexual Assault on Nov. 13

November 6, 2018

The University of Toledo College of Law is hosting a panel of experts for a conversation about the legal, practical, and emotional consequences of sexual assault on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at noon in the Law Center, McQuade Law Auditorium.

Using a question and answer format, the panel will address common questions and attempt to debunk many of the myths surrounding sexual assault.

The three panelists are local experts in sexual assault investigation, as well as victim support. Shahrazad Hamdah is the sexual assault and domestic violence advocate at the Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness at The University of Toledo. Hamdah provides support and resources to campus victims of sexual and domestic assault. Jennifer Reed (UT Law '12) is an assistant prosecutor in the Ohio Attorney General's Office with numerous years of experience prosecuting sexual assault and other violent felonies. Elizabeth Seney (UT Law '11) is the assistant director and deputy Title IX coordinator at the University of Michigan, responsible for university investigation of sexual assault cases.

Nicole Buonocore Porter, professor of law and associate dean for faculty research and development at the College of Law, will moderate the panel. Professor Porter is the faculty advisor for the Women's Law Student Association (WLSA) at the College of Law and teaches relevant courses such as criminal law, feminist legal theory, and employment discrimination.

“Sexual assault has obviously been in the news quite a bit because of both the #MeToo movement and the Kavanaugh confirmation," said Professor Porter. "The purpose of this panel is to provide a safe place for students and other audience members to have a conversation with our panelists about sexual assault. Although these conversations are difficult, they are vitally important. In addition to discussing perspectives and experiences of those who have been sexual assault victims, we hope to dispel common myths about sexual assault.” 

 This free, public event is sponsored by the College of Law.





Last Updated: 11/6/18