Prof. Nancy Lemon’s new book

The fifth edition of Nancy Lemon’s seminal textbook, Domestic Violence Law, has been published by West Academic Publishing. Nancy’s expertise in the field includes creating and teaching the first law school class on the subject beginning in 1988 here at Berkeley Law.

The book covers many topics in 17 chapters, including the US legal system’s historical approach to domestic violence, statistics, different theories about causes of this epidemic, cultures without domestic violence, and how domestic violence impacts different groups differently (ethnic and religious groups, GLBTQ, and disabled people). It also includes chapters on torts, restraining orders, children, alternative dispute resolution, marital rape, law enforcement, prosecution, survivors of abuse as criminal defendants, judges, federal laws, housing/employment/public benefits, and ends with international human rights and asylum.)