Programme of Feminist Law Lectures
In early 2020, the Feminist Law Society designed and delivered a programme of Feminist Law Lectures.
Some of the lectures have been published here.
1. DOMESTIC ABUSE & LEGAL PRACTICE THROUGH A FEMINIST LAW LENS
by Cris McCurely of Ben Hoare Bell LLP
2. HOUSING LAW & DOMESTIC ABUSE THROUGH A FEMINIST LAW LENS
by Anna Steiner of Westminster Law School and University of Westminster Legal Advice Clinic
Download the accompanying educational PDF resource, for Anna's lecture, at the bottom of this page
Cris McCurley is head of International Family Law and a Partner of Ben Hoare Bell LLP (Solicitors).
Cris has specialist knowledge of gender equality, domestic abuse, honour based violence forced marriage, abduction, trafficking, female genital mutilation and 21st century slavery. She also has experience of working with child sexual exploitation and radicalisation. She has worked throughout her career on these issues and has regularly contributed to Government consultations and inquiries.
Cris specialises in working with, and acting for, a whole spectrum of marginalised communities on family law matters, including forced marriage.
Photo by Helen
Cris McCurley kindly delivered the inaugural lecture on 9 March 2020, in the Moot Court Room of Westminster Law School, for International Women's Day 2020.
Cris has very kindly agreed to permit us to make her excellent and motivational lecture 'Domestic Abuse and Legal Practice Through A Feminist Law Lens' freely accessible on this platform.
For this, we are incredibly grateful.
Thank you also to Westminster Law School's Dr Harriet Samuels for making this MP4 recording possible.
Anna Steiner is a senior lecturer at Westminster Law School and a supervising solicitor at the University of Westminster Legal Advice Clinic.
Anna’s teaching includes Civil Litigation, Immigration Law, Legal Practice Skills, Clinical Legal Practice and Housing Law. She has extensive experience of teaching Legal Skills and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Anna was due to deliver this Housing Law and Domestic Abuse Through A Feminist Law Lens Lecture, at Westminster Law School, on 6 April 2020, as part of the Feminist Law Society’s Programme of Feminist Law Lectures 2020. However, this was not possible due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown during the last week of March.
Thanks to Anna, kindly and swiftly, recording the advertised lecture, from a socially safe distance, members of the Feminist Law Society were able to view this lecture, on their member space, on the originally advertised date and time.
Anna Steiner of Westminster Law School
At the time of writing, both Anna Steiner and her colleague, Hannah Camplin, a senior lecturer, researcher and director of the University of Westminster Legal Advice Clinic, are developing a crucial project in collaboration with the Centre for Women's Justice and Rape Crisis at the Legal Advice Clinic.
Anna’s continued kindness and generosity has extended further to this public platform. Thank you, Anna, for permitting this excellent lecture to be widely and freely available.
One-page PDF contains links to the resources cited by Anna during her lecture: Domestic Abuse & Legal Practice Through A Feminist Law Lens