Raymond M. Brown, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, will moderate and speak at the program “Violence Against Women on College Campuses – A 2018 Update,” to be presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, at the New Jersey Law Center on Wednesday, March 13, 2018 from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Much has happened since NJICLE’s 2017 program on violence against women on college campuses. The media has been teeming with news of sexual violence. The news of arrests, assaults and rape in Hollywood has rocked the entertainment industry and started a revolution that is forcing everyone to take a long-overdue look at sexual violence against women in that industry and elsewhere.
As noted last year, 20 – 25% of all women will experience a completed and/or attempted rape during their college career. More than half of them will tell no one. 44% of the victims are under the age of 18. In 1-in-3 sexual assaults, the perpetrator was intoxicated. Freshman and Sophomores are at greater risk then Juniors and Seniors, and 84% of the women who reported sexual coercion experienced the incident during their first 4 semesters on campus. Only 2% of sexual assault allegations are false.
The faculty for this important follow-up presentation will look back at the last year and present the latest information on campus violence. They will examine the problem from a legal, social and society framework and work to answer some legal and social questions. Topics for discussion will include:
- Update on statistics – what have colleges and universities done to help prevent assault in the last 12 months and has it been working?
- What effect has the current presidential administration had on sexual assault prevention?
- Has the #MeToo movement had an effect on preventing assault on college campuses?
- What can the public do to help prevent college sexual assault?
Mr. Brown concentrates his practice in white collar criminal defense, international human rights issues, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. He is a leading figure in the developing area of law related to the regulation and enforcement of business requirements for human rights compliance.
Additional program information and registration at: http://bit.ly/2D94lbP