Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Education
Professor of Law
Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law. Leigh directs the Gender Violence Clinic, a clinic providing direct representation in matters involving intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, trafficking, and other cases involving gender violence. From 2003 to 2014, Leigh was on the faculty at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she served as Director of Clinical Education and Co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism. Her work on domestic violence has appeared in numerous journals, law reviews, and publications. Her book, A Troubled Marriage is a provocative exploration of how the legal system’s response to domestic violence developed, why that response is flawed, and what we should do to change it. She will speak about how she imagines a legal system based on anti-essentialist principles and suggests ways to look beyond the system to help women find justice and economic stability, engage men in the struggle to end abuse, and develop community accountability for abuse.