Law school receives award for fight against domestic violence

September 02, 2014

Seattle University School of Law is pleased to join other community leaders and advocates in receiving a Take Action Award from the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

The law school is receiving the award in recognition of its creation and implementation of a domestic violence symposium hosted on campus every year, in cooperation with a broad coalition of community stakeholders, now in its sixth year. The annual event raises awareness of the legal and social issues associated with domestic violence and galvanizes the legal community to act.

The event draws local and national experts, promoting collaboration on every front to develop innovative solutions for prosecutors, law enforcement, civil attorneys, advocates, judges, and others who respond to domestic violence.

As described in the coalition's nomination, this symposium "operates as a nexus for stakeholders to absorb a common understanding of domestic violence and how to best promote community response that is informed and consistent."

The 15th Annual Take Action Awards will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Northwest African American Museum. The 6th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium will be held Sept. 11-12 at Seattle University, focusing on issues related to coercive control and featuring renowned researchers Evan Stark and T.K. Logan.

For more information, visit the symposium website here.