Victoria Nourse – Backlash Revisited: The Lost History of Legislation on Violence and WomenJuly 23, 2021
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October 9, 2012
The Roger S. Aaron ’64 Lecture
Backlash Revisited: The Lost History of Legislation on Violence and Women
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Professor of Law and Director, Center for Congressional Studies, Georgetown University Law Center
Victoria Nourse started her legal career in Washington before she joined the legal academy. She was a junior counsel to the Senate-Iran Contra Committee under Senators Rudman and Inouye, an appellate lawyer for the Department of Justice in the Reagan-Bush years, and senior advisor to now-Vice President Biden on legislative matters, including the Violence Against Women Act. She is currently a law professor at Georgetown University, where she teaches classes on Congress and the Constitution and is Director of the Law School’s Center on Congressional Studies. She has previously held chairs at the University of Wisconsin and Emory University, and has been a visiting professor at NYU and Yale University Law Schools. Her most recent book, In Reckless Hands, tells the real life drama of the 1942 Supreme Court case striking down state eugenics laws, a case that announced the right to procreate and marry. She has published widely on violence, history, politics, and law.