For three weeks in August 2015 Professor Leigh Goodmark of the Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law visited Australia as a Fulbright Specialist Scholar. For most of that time she was based at the Law School at the University of Queensland. Professor Goodmark had a busy schedule during her time at UQ. Events included a seminar at the Law School where she considered the possibilities of using restorative justice models as a response to domestic and family violence. This was followed by a public lecture in Brisbane which brought together academics, lawyers, policy makers and domestic violence service workers to consider the limits of a criminal justice response to domestic violence.
Alongside Professor Heather Douglas of the UQ Law School Professor Goodmark gave evidence at the public hearings of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence . Their evidence was mainly focussed on the role of criminal justice responses to domestic violence. Professors Goodmark and Douglas also discussed the criminal justice response to domestic violence on ABC's Radio National's Law Report.
Drawing on her experiences in running a Gender Violence Clinical program at her law school Professor Goodmark shared her insights with students involved in the Manning Street Project at the Pro Bono Roster.
UQ Law School also collaborated with ANROWS to support Professor Goodmark traveling to Sydney and Melbourne to meet with key stakeholders and present public lectures.
For more on Professor Goodmark's visit, including links to videos of her talks, see: http://www.law.uq.edu.au/fulbright-lg