Upcoming Events

Free Screening of The Invisible War

October 11, 2018 from 6-8:30 pm at Chapman Law School

Join us for a special screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary that exposed a culture of widespread sexual assault in the military.  

Stay after the film for a Q&A with Kirby Dick and Attorney Susan Burke

There will be a Q&A session after the film with director Kirby Dick and renowned attorney Susan Burke.  

Event Flyer

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Symposium on the Feres Doctrine

Military Sexual Trauma: Is It Time to Repeal the Feres Doctrine?

Under the Feres doctrine, military personnel are banned from filing suits for harm incurred while on duty. Remarkably, the ban includes sexual assault, the rationale being that such conduct is "incident to military service." Does this policy reflect the values of the nation? Why do those who protect our collective freedoms have fewer rights than those they protect?

October 12, 2018 from 9-2 pm at Chapman Law School

The symposium will bring together the major thought leaders and scholars on both the Feres doctrine and military sexual trauma. Join us for a thoughtful analysis of the policy that governs the

country's men and women in uniform.  

Speakers

Susan Burke - Renowned attorney who has represented many MST survivors

Don Christensen - Executive Director of Protect Our Defenders

Dr. Kristen Zaleski - Author of Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma

Kirby Dick - Director of Academy-Award nominated documentary The Invisible War

Dr. Francine Banner - Professor at the University of Michigan

Dwight Stirling - Chief Executive Officer of Center for Law and Military Policy

Dallis Warshaw - Vice President for Policy of Center for Law and Military Policy


Attendance Is Free and Lunch Will Be Served

Click here for the event flyer.  Reserve tickets here.

For more information, email Dallis Warshaw at dallis@centerforlaw.org or call (562) 592-5522.