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Viewing the Rights of Sexual Assault Victims Through a Restorative Lens

Freedman Institute at Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Viewing the Rights of Sexual Assault Victims Through a Restorative Lens

Lara Bazelon
Author and Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law

Tuesday, October 22 | noon-1 p.m. | Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom

Room 308 Hofstra Law School, South Campus

Professor Lara Bazelon will discuss how the criminal adjudicatory process harms victims of sexual violence as well as how the victims’ rights movement has tried to address those harms by reforming the existing system to keep victims informed and to allow them an opportunity to be heard at sentencing and seek monetary restitution. She will explore how the victims’ rights movement, while propelling forward important reforms regarding the trial and sentencing process, has failed to accommodate victims who would prefer, and be better served by, a non-adversarial process through which they can achieve a different objective - namely, restorative justice.

About Lara Bazelon

Lara Bazelon is the author of Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Convictions (2018), a contributing writer for Slate and Politico Magazine, and a frequent contributor to The New York Times editorial page. She is a professor at USF School of Law, where she teaches criminal procedure and directs the Criminal Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinics. After graduating from NYU School of Law, she clerked for Judge Harry Pragerson of the Ninth U.S. Circuit and then worked as a federal public defender in Los Angeles and, later, as director of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent.


Clinical Prosecution Practicum, Criminal Justice Clinic, and Social Justice Alliance

For more information, please contact Debbie Grattan at the Freedman Institute: or 516-463-5748.



Tuesday, October 22, 2019



Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Deborah Grattan

Phone: 516-463-5748
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