WHAT: The Evolving Balance: Abuse in Religious Communities and the Law
WHEN: March 3, 2009 from 10:00am - 5:00pm
WHERE: Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law • Yeshiva University
55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th street) New York, NY 10003
David Rudenstine, Dean, Cardozo School of Law
Lynne Abraham, District Attorney, Philadelphia (keynote speaker)
Flora Jessop, Church of Lies
Amy Neustein, Visiting Faculty, National Judicial College; Tempest in the Temple: Jewish Communities and Child Sex Scandals
Robert McMackin, Clinical Faculty, Tufts University School of Medicine; Understanding the Impact of Clergy Sexual Abuse, ed.
Hasan Mahmud, Director, Sharia Law, Muslim Canadian Congress
Hella Winston, Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels
Legal Responses to Abuse in Religious Communities (2:00-3:30pm)
Tim Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, Albany Law School; Holding Bishops Accountable: How Lawsuits Helped the Catholic Church Confront Clergy Sexual Abuse
Marci Hamilton, Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law, Cardozo School of Law; Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect its Children
Victor Vieth, Director, National Child Protection Training Center; “Unto the Third Generation: A Call to End Child Abuse in the United States Within 120 Years” in Ending Child Abuse
Rabbi Yosef Blau, Professor, Yeshiva University; “Confronting Abuse in the Orthodox Community”
Melanie Leslie, Professor of Law and Codirector, Program for Family Law, Policy, and Bioethics, Cardozo School of Law
Cardozo Advocates for Kids is a new organization focused on political advocacy and social action to raise awareness and facilitate change by bringing often-ignored children's issues to the forefront. This conference is the inaugural event.
For more details see the calendar here.
We hope you can attend! Please RSVP and kindly provide your contact information .