ANROWS Public Lecture with Professor Leigh Goodmark (Melbourne)
Opening address by Fiona Richardson, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Victorian Government.
In a partnership with the University of Queensland, Professor Goodmark received funding under the Fulbright Specialist Program to come to Australia to discuss her research and practice experience.
Professor Goodmark will deliver an ANROWS public lecture in Melbourne focusing on domestic violence and the justice system; key themes in her book A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System
“Reconstructing the legal response to domestic violence will make the legal system a more viable alternative for many women. For other women, however, redress from within the justice system will continue to prove elusive, because the justice system cannot provide them with what they need or because they are unwilling to invite state intervention into their lives. Those women need a remedy beyond the law. Justice beyond the justice system…” (Goodmark, 2013, p. 178)
In this public lecture, Professor Leigh Goodmark will focus on:
- the development of the legal system’s response to domestic violence in the United States;
- why that response has proven problematic and challenging for many women;
- the need to revaluate the legal system’s responsiveness to the complex and variable needs of women subjected to abuse; and
- what a better system may look like.
Professor Goodmark will reflect on, and respond to questions about, how her analysis may be applied to the Australian legal system context.
RSVP via Eventbrite essential | Please note: doors open at 9.00am (morning tea on arrival) for a strict 9.30am start.