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Nancy Chi Cantalupo


Research Fellow, Victim Rights Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S.F.S., J.D., Georgetown

Professor Cantalupo is currently a Researcher at Georgetown Law and a Research Fellow with the Victim Rights Law Center.  She...

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Professor Cantalupo is currently a Researcher at Georgetown Law and a Research Fellow with the Victim Rights Law Center.  She returned to Georgetown Law after completing an Abraham L. Freedman Fellowship at Temple University's Beasley School of Law, where she taught Legal Research & Writing, as well as Legislation & Regulation.  Prior to the fellowship, she was Assistant Dean for Clinical Programs at Georgetown Law and taught the summer experiential learning course, Rule of Law Promotion & Civil Society in China, as well as courses in the Georgetown University's Women's and Gender Studies Program and at George Washington University Law School. She also combined teaching and administration as Associate Director of the International Legal Studies Program at American University's Washington College of Law, practiced with the firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, and was the founding director of the Georgetown University Women's Center, where she built the only university office exclusively devoted to advocating for women students, faculty and staff on issues such as violence against women, sex discrimination, and women's health.  She joined the board of the Asian/Pacific-Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project from 2007-2009, chaired the board of D.C. Law Students in Court from 2007-2010, and currently sits on the American Council for CoEducational Schooling (ACCES) and the Advisory Board for The Clery Center for Security on Campus.  She was recently selected and is presently serving on a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee convened by the Department of Education to implement amendments to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act made by the 2013 Violence Against Women Act.

Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Institution-Specific Victimization Surveys: Addressing Legal and Practical Disincentives to Gender-Based Violence Reporting on College Campuses, 15 Trauma Violence & Abuse 227-241 (2014).   
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Masculinity & Title IX: Bullying and Sexual Harassment of Boys in the American Liberal State, 73 Md. L. Rev. 887-985 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, "Decriminalizing" Campus Institutional Responses to Peer Sexual Violence, 38 J.C. & U.L. 481-524 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Comparing Single-Sex and Reformed Coeducation: A Constitutional Analysis, 49 San Diego L. Rev. 725-789 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Jessica Lenahan (Gonzalez) v. United States & Collective Entity Responsibility for Gender-Based Violence, 21 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol'y & L. 231-287 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
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Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Institution-Specific Victimization Surveys: Addressing Legal and Practical Disincentives to Gender-Based Violence Reporting on College Campuses, 15 Trauma Violence & Abuse 227-241 (2014).   
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Masculinity & Title IX: Bullying and Sexual Harassment of Boys in the American Liberal State, 73 Md. L. Rev. 887-985 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, "Decriminalizing" Campus Institutional Responses to Peer Sexual Violence, 38 J.C. & U.L. 481-524 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Comparing Single-Sex and Reformed Coeducation: A Constitutional Analysis, 49 San Diego L. Rev. 725-789 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Jessica Lenahan (Gonzalez) v. United States & Collective Entity Responsibility for Gender-Based Violence, 21 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol'y & L. 231-287 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Burying Our Heads in the Sand: Lack of Knowledge, Knowledge Avoidance, and the Persistent Problem of Campus Peer Sexual Violence, 43 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 205-266 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, How Should Colleges and Universities Respond to Peer Sexual Violence on Campus?: What the Current Legal Environment Tells Us, 3 NASPA J. About Women Higher Educ. 49-84 (2010).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Campus Violence: Understanding the Extraordinary Through the Ordinary, 35 J.C. & U.L. 613-690 (2009).    [W] [SSRN]
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Lisa Vollendorf Martin, Kay Pak & Sue Shin, Domestic Violence in Ghana: The Open Secret, 7 Geo. J. Gender & L. 531-597 (2006).    [HEIN] [SSRN]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Using Law and Education to Make Human Rights Real in Women's Real Lives, in Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women’s Lives, Human Rights 200-212 (Debra Bergoffen, Paula Ruth Gilbert, Tamara Harvey & Connie L. McNeely eds., New York: Routledge 2011).    [SSRN]
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In the News

"No updates on climate survey, sexual assault prevention committee," coverage in The GW Hatchet, May 15, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Crisis on Campus," Dateline, June 21, 2015, interviewing Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo

"Occidental Justice: The Disastrous Fallout When Drunk Sex Meets Academic Bureaucracy," Esquire, March 25, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Virginia wants to force universities to report every rape to the police. That won’t address UVa’s real problem," coverage in The Washington Post, December 3, 2014, featuring Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Stop the campus rape numbers game," Washington Post, August 4, 2014, featuring Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

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"No updates on climate survey, sexual assault prevention committee," coverage in The GW Hatchet, May 15, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Crisis on Campus," Dateline, June 21, 2015, interviewing Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo

"Occidental Justice: The Disastrous Fallout When Drunk Sex Meets Academic Bureaucracy," Esquire, March 25, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Virginia wants to force universities to report every rape to the police. That won’t address UVa’s real problem," coverage in The Washington Post, December 3, 2014, featuring Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Stop the campus rape numbers game," Washington Post, August 4, 2014, featuring Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies On Public Shaming," coverage on The New York Times The Upshot, August 1, 2014, features Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"McCaskill to release survey on college sexual assaults," coverage in LakeExpo.com, July 7, 2014, quoting Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo, research fellow at the Victim Rights Law Center.

"Ashland Assault Program In Conflict With Law," coverage in the Mail Tribune, June 29, 2014, featuring Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Senators discuss legal changes to help curb campus sexual assaults," coverage in the Daily Nebraskan, June 25, 2014, featuring Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Violating Student Victims’ Rights Is Expensive," an article in Time, May 15, 2014, by Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Rape Victims Need Title IX: Opposing View," an opinion piece in USA Today, May 6, 2014, by Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Fight Against Sexual Assaults Holds Colleges To Account," coverage in The New York Times, May 3, 2014, quotes Adjunct Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo.

"Campus Sexual Assault Hearings Planned By Senator McCaskill," coverage in Bloomberg News, April 22, 2014, featuring Adjunct Professor Nancy Cantalupo.

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