Media Advisory: UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence Presents Guest Lecturer Joan Meier


WHAT: The UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence will host a lecture by Joan Meier, a nationally recognized expert on child abuse, domestic violence and the law, and appellate litigation. She will present “Family Violence Survivors in Family Court: An Uphill Battle.”

WHEN: Friday, March 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111 (grid F11, bldg. 3 on campus map)

WHO: Joan Meier is Professor of Clinical Law at The George Washington University School of Law. In her more than 20 years at GW, she has founded three interdisciplinary domestic violence clinical programs, two of which provided legal representation, advocacy and counseling to victims of family violence and have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice as leading national models. In 2003, she founded the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), which provides pro bono appellate representation in compelling family violence cases, including Supreme Court cases, and trains attorneys, courts and other professionals around the country. Prof. Meier’s research is supported by grants from the National Institute of Justice and the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. In addition to her years of litigation and teaching, Prof. Meier has co-written several significant pieces of federal and state legislation.

REGISTRATION:  Free and open to the public. Click here to register. For more details, visit the event page.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media planning to attend the event should contact Colleen Taricani, UCI Law Assistant Dean for Communications, at (949) 824-3063 or

UC Irvine’s Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence unites community partners with faculty from 20 UCI departments to address the complex problem of family violence. By bringing together expertise in biological and physical sciences, engineering, information & computer sciences, art, law, medicine and health sciences, nursing, social sciences, and social ecology, the ICFV aims to be the premier site for research, education, clinical care, and community collaboration on family violence prevention and intervention.