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Diane Rosenfeld  

Law Professor & Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School; Featured in "The Hunting Ground" Documentary

Diane L. Rosenfeld is a lecturer on Law and Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School. Her courses include “Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice”; “Title IX”; and “Theories of Sexual Coercion. ” Additionally, she supervises the Gender Violence Legal Policy Workshop where she works with Harvard law students to develop cutting-edge legal policy initiatives for the U.S. and abroad.

Rosenfeld received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Prior to teaching at Harvard, she served as the Senior Counsel to the Violence Against Women Office (now the Office of Violence Against Women) of the U.S. Department of Justice. She also served as an Executive Assistant Attorney General in Illinois where she provided legal policy advising on women’s rights, environmental enforcement, and the ethics of governmental attorneys.

Rosenfeld co-produced with Cambridge Documentary Films “Rape Is…” which has received several film awards. She has lectured extensively with the film around the country and abroad. Rosenfeld is a frequent public speaker on the various legal and social policy issues concerning violence against women. She has served as a Commissioner on the Governor’s Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence in Massachusetts. She has also appeared in the 2015 documentary about rape on college campuses, "The Hunting Ground."

She was recently given the “Changemaker” Award from the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in recognition of her work with the Greater Newburyport High Risk Case Management Team, and was given a “Champion for Change” Award 2005 from the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

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