Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers


Kate Stoneman 20th Anniversary Student Symposium

Monday, April 14, 2014
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Rochester Moot Courtroom (Room 209)


Professor Hope Lewis, the 2014 Kate Stoneman Visiting Professor, will moderate a panel of Albany Law School students, who will discuss their papers on "Breaking Down Barriers."

Student presenters:

   Mary Armistead '14, “The Heightened Vulnerability of Domestic Violence Victims in Migrant Labor Camps”

   Mary Cipriano-Walter '14, “Falling Off the Track: How Ability Tracking Leads to Intraschool Segregation”

   Victoria Graf '15, “The Bed Mandate: A Backward Policy for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Abuse”

   Joseph Williams '15, “’I Don’t Like Gays, Okay?’ Use of the ‘Gay Panic’ Murder Defense in Modern American Courtrooms: The Ultimate Miscarriage of Justice”           


Professor Lewis, an internationally recognized legal scholar and commentator on human rights, will deliver the Kate Stoneman Visiting Professor Lecture on “Violence Against Women with Disabilities – A Multidimensional Perspective” at Albany Law School on April 16.

Kate Stoneman was the first woman to practice law in New York state and the first female graduate of Albany Law School in 1898.