Saint Louis University

Battered Women Who Kill Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law

The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law
and
The SLU Law Legal Clinics

cordially invite you to attend

The Battered Women Who Kill Symposium

on
Friday, February 17, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

in the William H. Kniep Courtroom

Interdisciplinary research and scholarship can substantially inform both the practice and creation of law. To highlight this symbiotic relationship, the Symposium on Battered Women Who Kill will bring together scholars writing in the area of domestic violence with advocates involved with the Missouri Clemency Coalition. Through the work of the Missouri Clemency Coalition, faculty from the four Missouri law schools have been successful in securing parole for women who were serving lengthy prison sentences for killing their abusers. This symposium will provide a forum for some of the attorneys involved in this effort to present their stories and will bring them together with scholars who study and write about spousal and partner abuse. This symposium will explore current legal responses to domestic violence, and suggest areas for possible reform.

Register for Symposium
Schedule

Supplemental Materials for Battered Women Symposium:

Attorney and Client Panel
'Parole' a sweet word for three Missouri women
Mo. woman freed after 32 years in husband's death
Three Missouri women who killed husbands to be paroled

Courts and the Legislative Process
Inmates v The Missouri Board of Probation and Parole
Shirley Lute v Missouri Board of Probation and Parole
Missouri Revised Statutes Section 217.692

The Role of the Media
Photographer's prison account comes full circle

 

This symposium is free and open to the public.