Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the Domestic Violence Project, and the Criminal Law Society Present "Rape Law and the Construction of Female Sexuality"
Deborah Tuerkheimer, professor at the DePaul University College of Law, will speak on the ways in which rape law constructs female sexuality and the future of rape law reform. Professor Tuerkheimer earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Harvard College, and her JD from Yale. After clerking for Alaska Supreme Court Justice Jay Rabinowitz, she served for five years as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, where she specialized in domestic violence prosecution. She teaches courses on criminal law, feminist jurisprudence, and domestic violence at DePaul Law.