Teaching about domestic violence: Law schools get a failing grade

According to a recent Toronto Star investigation, “Law schools fail on domestic violence training, experts say”.

In 2012, Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, was commissioned by the Law Commission of Ontario to develop curriculum on violence against women for Ontario law schools. At that time, based on research by the Ontario Domestic Violence Death Committee,

Ontario law schools were told to make domestic violence a compulsory part of their curriculum by 2015, but a Star analysis has found only two schools in the province have done so.

Understanding domestic violence can aid lawyers in making informed decisions that will enhance the safety of their clients.

Read the full article on the Toronto Star website.

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