Wayne Law Legal Briefs featuring Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Assistant Professor of Law

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Date: September 22, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom (details to be shared with registered guests)
Category: Lecture

The Wayne Law Legal Briefs program is back this fall, featuring current legal content for alumni, students, and friends. This virtual event will take place over Zoom and will be moderated by the development and alumni affairs team within Wayne Law. The program’s total run time is about 1 hour, with presentation time as well as an opportunity for alumni, students, and friends of Wayne Law to ask questions and connect in dialogue. 

On September 22 at 5:30 p.m. EDT, join alumni and friends of Wayne Law for our Legal Briefs program featuring Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Assistant Professor of Law. Prof. Cantalupo is a nationally-recognized scholar and expert on Title IX, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence in education. Her scholarship draws from her over 25 years of anti-campus sexual harassment and gender-based violence work as a researcher, campus administrator, victims’ advocate, attorney, and policymaker and focuses on the use of law to combat discriminatory violence.

This event is virtual (Zoom) and login details will be shared with registered guests ahead of the event. 


Presentation abstract

Title IX’s Future: An Expansive Statute’s Breadth Continues to Grow 

In this Legal Briefs program, Associate Professor of Law, Nancy Chi Cantalupo, discusses anticipated future expansions of Title IX, the 1972 groundbreaking civil rights statute, based on Title IX’s first 50 years. Broadly prohibiting sex discrimination in federally-funded educational programs in the U.S., Title IX has already been used to dismantle gender inequalities found in athletics, created via sexual harassment and gender-based violence, and directed at pregnant and parenting students, just to name a few. Understanding that it is Title IX’s use by attorneys and activists, not merely its existence, that makes it powerful, Professor Cantalupo points to various likely expansions with regard to sexual harassment and gender-based violence, in particular. These range from Title IX legal theories that help us identify “victim-blaming” as stereotyping to practical methods for making Title IX’s protections real, such as Coordinated Community Response Teams and mandatory campus climate surveys.


Wendy Wippich


September 2022