Laura Dunn

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Laura Dunn

2015 Fellow
Founder of SurvJustice

Laura Dunn 2015 Fellow

Bold Idea 

Increase the prospect of justice for survivors of campus sexual violence by assisting survivors, empowering activists, and supporting institutions.

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Summary 

SurvJustice decreases the prevalence of sexual violence by assisting survivors, empowering activists and supporting institutions. To assist survivors, SurvJustice provides effective legal assistance that holds both perpetrators and enablers of sexual violence accountable. SurvJustice also empowers activists working on systematic change within their communities and supports institutions that must prevent and respond to instances of sexual violence. By working on these fronts, SurvJustice believes that the prospect of justice for survivors will increase and the prevalence of sexual violence will decrease.

Experience 

Laura Dunn Esq. is the founder and executive director of SurvJustice, a national nonprofit providing legal services to survivors of campus sexual violence. In 2014, Dunn received her JD from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law where she graduated as a Rose Zetzer Fellow, earned the Order of the Barristers for her superior skills in trial advocacy, and received the William P. Cunningham Award for her national work on campus sexual violence. This work included successfully lobbying for the 2013 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization, advising the White House Task Force to Protect Students Against Sexual Assault, and serving as the primary student negotiator on the U.S. Department of Education VAWA Rulemaking Committee. Laura is a published author in the Georgetown Journal of Gender & Law on the topic of campus sexual violence and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law where she teaches a course on Sexual Violence & Harassment in Education.

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Tags
  • 2015
  • Fellow
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Nonprofit
  • North America
  • United States

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