Building A Just World: A Discussion of Leigh Goodmark’s “Decrimnalizing Domestic Violence: A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence”

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7 - 9 p.m.
Watauga County Library - 140 Queen St, Boone, NC 28607

Building A Just World Book Discussion

Appalachian State University’s Humanities Council will hold a book discussion on Leigh Goodmark’s, “Decriminalizing Domestic Violence: A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence” prior to her visit to campus for the Humanities Council symposium on October 2.  This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. David Russell and Dr. Ellen Lamont from the Department of Sociology. The discussion will focus on this year’s theme of “Building A Just World” through the creation and rebuilding of specific institutions.

Goodmark co-directs the Clinical Law Program, teaches Family Law, Gender and the Law, and Gender Violence and the Law, as well as 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 at the University of Maryland School of Law. Goodmark’s scholarship focuses on intimate partner violence. She is also the author of “A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System,” which was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2012.  

The Humanities Councilworks to enhance support for and recognition of Humanities scholarship throughout the University and to encourage interdisciplinary research and communication among scholars from different areas of expertise. Through its varied programming initiatives, the Humanities Council aims to promote understanding of work in the Humanities, its relationship to other fields of inquiry and the important role it plays at our university and in our world. 

To register for this event and receive a copy of the book (while supplies last), email

This event is sponsored by the Humanities Council, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian and the Watauga County Public Library. 


About the Humanities Council
Appalachian State University’s Humanities Council provides interdisciplinary opportunities and events on campus throughout the year, promoting the importance of the humanities in relationship to other fields.

About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments, one stand-alone academic program, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location. The college’s values lie not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of its students as global citizens. There are approximately 6,100 student majors in the college. As the college is also largely responsible for implementing Appalachian's general education curriculum, it is heavily involved in the education of all students at the university, including those pursuing majors in other colleges. Learn more at

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