Professor Carrie Hagan Presents at Conference in Spain
On July 13, Professor Carrie Hagan presented a paper on "Marginalizing Discrimination: How Social Justice, Advocacy and LGBT Awareness on a Clinical Level Can Make Equality More of a Reality," at the 6th Global Alliance for Justice Education Worldwide Conference in Valencia, Spain. The conference, which hosts approximately 285 delegates from 43 countries, this year was held in partnership with the 9th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference. It was hosted by the Institute of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Valencia. The conference is an opportunity for law teachers, law students, legal practitioners, jurists and social activists to acquire new ideas, models, and skills for the use of education to promote social justice.
Professor Hagan's talk points out that clinical students, through training regarding LGBT issues, can make a difference for a vulnerable population that may not otherwise obtain assistance.
Carrie Hagan earned her B.A. from the University of Kansas and her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the law school, where she directs the Civil Practice Clinic. Previously, she directed a family law/domestic violence clinic in Rhode Island, and was supervising attorney for a domestic violence clinic in Ohio. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary partnerships between law and social work.