Jane K. Stoever

Clinical Professor of Law

Director, Domestic Violence Clinic
Director, UCI Initiative to End Family Violence

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Expertise:

Domestic violence law, family law, clinical legal theory, feminist legal theory

Background:

Professor Stoever has extensive experience teaching domestic violence clinics and engaging in scholarship in the areas of domestic violence law, family law, feminist legal theory, and clinical legal theory.

In Professor Stoever’s clinical teaching, she supervises law students representing clients in family law, immigration, and other legal and non-legal interventions into domestic violence. Professor Stoever began teaching as a Georgetown Clinical Teaching Fellow and Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow, where she taught in Georgetown University Law Center’s Domestic Violence Clinic and was trained in clinical pedagogy. Prior to joining the faculty at UCI Law, Professor Stoever was a faculty member at American University Washington College of Law and Seattle University School of Law, where she taught Family Law and Domestic Violence Law and directed the Domestic Violence Clinic. Professor Stoever previously served as a judicial clerk, worked at legal aid offices and at a shelter for teenage girls, and was a live-in staff member at a shelter for homeless families. She graduated from Harvard Law School and received her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. At Harvard Law School, she was a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

Professor Stoever’s scholarly work focuses on the multiple oppressions domestic violence survivors face and explores ways that the law can better respond to complex experiences of intimate partner abuse. In addressing the interdisciplinary problem of domestic violence, her scholarship frequently brings together the worlds of law, public health, psychology, and survivors’ lived experiences. Along with presenting her scholarship at numerous conferences, Professor Stoever organized and hosted an annual cross-disciplinary domestic violence symposium in Seattle from 2009-2012, with leading academics and audiences of over 400 participants. Professor Stoever has also been featured in Harvard Law School’s Women’s Rights Guide.

Current Courses:
Domestic Violence Clinic
Prior Courses:

Domestic Violence Clinic, Family Law, Domestic Violence Law & Lawyering

Recent Publications

Prof. Stoever's Scholarly Papers on SSRN

Recent and Upcoming Events

During the past four years, Professor Stoever has organized and hosted an annual cross-disciplinary domestic violence symposium, with leading academics and audiences of more than 400 participants. Other events include:

  • April 23, 2018:
    Speaker, "Intersectional Fears: Immigration, Intimate Partner Violence, and California’s Mandatory Reporting Law," UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, Community Health Research Exchange, Irvine, CA
  • April 18, 2018:
    Keynote Speaker, Take Back the Night, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • April 12, 2018:
    Speaker, UCI Law Domestic Violence Clinic led Youth Action Forum on #MeToo, Beckman High School, Irvine, CA
  • April 10, 2018:
    Speaker, "The Gender Equality Imperative," American Association of University Women’s Equal Pay Day Program, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
  • March 24, 2018:
    Speaker, "Firearms and Family Violence," March for Our Lives, Santa Ana, CA
  • March 11, 2018:
    Speaker, "The Importance of Reinstating the OC Commission on the Status of Women," UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA.
  • Feb. 28, 2018:
    Speaker, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and the #MeToo Movement, Youth Action Team Forum (private event), University High School, Irvine, CA
  • Feb. 25, 2018:
    Panelist, Partners in Crime: Gun Violence and Domestic Violence, Moms Demand Action Meeting, The Duck Club, Irvine, CA
  • Feb. 16, 2018:
    Speaker, Domestic Violence Awareness, UCI Town & Gown Winter Scholarship Luncheon, Costa Mesa Country Club, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Jan. 12, 2018:
    Guest Lecture, Intimate Partner Violence and Medical Mandatory Reporting, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA.
  • Jan. 3, 2018: 
    Panelist, Access to Justice in the Age of Technology, Television, and Trump, Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • July 19, 2017:
    Moderator,  Panel on “Innovative partnership and funding opportunities,” Expanding Perspectives on Gender Equality conference, UCI Newkirk Alumni Center
  • April 6–7, 2017:
    Organizer and panelist, The Politicization of Safety, Initiative to End Family Violence Annual Conference, UC Irvine

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