Name: Valorie Vojdik

Professional Title: Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs

Affiliation: University of Tennessee College of Law

Country: United States

Title of Presentation: Gender Justice and Socio-Cultural Impaction on Legal Training in Nigeria; Ways to Integrate Gender and Race Concerns in General Litigation Clinics; Educating Lawyers for Gender Justice: Setting an Agenda for Audit and Action; Women’s rights and the legal framework in the Dominican Republic

Short Bio: Valorie Vojdik is a professor of law at University of Tennessee and Director of its clinical program, which includes 10 in-house clinics and 5 externships. She teaches in its Advocacy Clinic, which represents indigent persons in juvenile, housing and criminal matters. She also teaches Sex, Gender and Justice, Family Law, and Children and the Law. Her scholarship focuses on gender, feminist jurisprudence, international women’s issues, and masculinity theory. Prof. Vojdik has twice served as an international expert with the European Union and Seyada project in the West Bank of Palestine, creating a train-the-trainers program for the Palestinian Bar Association’s new attorney training program and a training program for a legal aid society in the West Bank. For the past 7 years, she has taught Palestinian lawyers/fellows in the Open Society Foundation’s Palestinian Rule of Law Program, and lawyers/fellows in OSF’s Middle East and Disabilities Projects.