About the Fulbright specialist program

The program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. Shorter grant lengths give Specialists greater flexibility to pursue projects that work best with their current academic or professional commitments.

Leigh Goodmark is a Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law.  Professor Goodmark 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.  Professor Goodmark’s scholarship focuses on domestic violence; her book, A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System, was released in 2012 by New York University Press and named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2012.  Her work on domestic violence has appeared in numerous journals and law reviews, including Violence Against Women, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Yale Journal on Law and Feminism. From 2003 to 2014, Professor Goodmark was on the faculty at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she served as Director of Clinical Education and Co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism.  From 2000 to 2003, Professor Goodmark was the Director of the Children and Domestic Violence Project at the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law.  Before joining the Center on Children and the Law, Professor Goodmark represented battered women and children in the District of Columbia in custody, visitation, child support, restraining order, and other civil matters.  Professor Goodmark is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School.

29 July - 15 August 2015

During her stay in Australia Professor Goodmark will present a number of public seminars in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. She will meet with academics and service providers to discuss her research and practice experience. Professor Goodmark will also present seminars to academics, magistrates and community legal services as well as meeting with academics and students to exchange ideas about clinical legal education and pro bono work.


Fullbright Specialist scholars lunch
Interdisciplinary Scholars lunch hosted by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, Life Course Centre, UQ.
Fullbright Specialist Professor Leigh Goodmark
L-R: Professor Heather Douglas, Professor Leigh Goodmark, Ms Leanne Donaldson MP, Member for Bundaberg, Chair of the Communities, Disability Service and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee at the Brisbane Public lecture.
Fullbright Specialist and UQ Pro Bono Centre
Professor Goodmark meeting with UQ Pro Bono Centre Students


Professor Leigh Goodmark
Professor Leigh Goodmark