Prof Valorie K. Vojdik

Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Law Programs, University of Tennessee


Valorie K. Vojdik is a Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Law Programs at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee.   Professor Vojdik’s research and scholarship focuses on gender and feminist jurisprudence, constitutional law, comparative international law, and women in the military. She has twice served in the West Bank as an international to the European Union's Seyada II Project on Empowering the Palestinian Judicial System, creating training programs for the Palestinian Bar Association and a legal aid training program. She has taught for the Open Society Foundation in Turkey and as a guest lecturer in South Africa.  Professor Vojdik practiced law at Shearman & Sterling in New York City, where she was lead counsel to Shannon Faulkner in her lawsuit against The Citadel, the military-style college in South Carolina that excluded women for over 154 years, successfully challenging its males-only admission policy.  At the University of Tennessee, Prof. Vojdik directs and oversees nine law school clinics and five externship programs.  She also teaches in the Advocacy Clinic, supervising students representing low-income clients in juvenile and housing court cases, as well as courses such as Sex, Gender, and Justice and Children and the Law.  She has taught at New York University School of Law and at West Virginia University College of Law, where she was also Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Deputy Director of the Legal Clinic. 

Events

International Conference on Gender and "The Law": Limits, Contestations and Beyond

4-6 June 2014 - Dokuz Eylul University and Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey


Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis


LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.


LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August


International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


Blog

“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA


In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy


On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.


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