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EDITH HOUSE LECTURE TAKES EXTENSIVE LOOK AT EVOLUTION OF RAPE LAW

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Wednesday, October 1, 1997

WRITER: Katharine Patrick, (706) 542-5172

CONTACT: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172

EDITH HOUSE LECTURE TAKES EXTENSIVE LOOK AT EVOLUTION OF RAPE LAW

ATHENS, Ga. -- Anne Coughlin, a University of Virginia law professor who was widely quoted in the media during the recent sexual assault trial of sportscaster Marv Albert, will address "Sex and Guilt" during the University of Georgia's 16th annual Edith House Lecture on October 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. The lecture, which explores the historical development of rape law and analyzes it from a feminist perspective, is open free to the public. Coughlin, Virginia's Class of 1941 Research Professor, specializes in criminal trials, criminal investigation, criminal law, and feminist jurisprudence. She has been a member of the Virginia law faculty since 1995, and has published several articles, including "Excusing Women," "Regulating the Self: Autobiographical Performances in Outsider Scholarship," and "Of White Slaves and Domestic Hostages." In addition to her articles, she has co-authored the casebook, Criminal Law.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, Coughlin was a professor at Vanderbilt Law School. She worked as an attorney with the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and with the Washington, D.C. firm of Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin. Coughlin also served as judicial law clerk to Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Coughlin earned her bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Tufts University, a master's degree from Columbia University, and a law degree cum laude from New York University, where she was the managing editor of the New York University Law Review.

The Edith House Lecture Series, hosted annually by the Women Law Students Association (WLSA), is named for one of the first female graduates of the University of Georgia School of Law. A native of Winder, Georgia, House was co-valedictorian of the law class of 1925, the first class to graduate women. She practiced law for 38 years and became assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida and acting U.S. attorney for the district.

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