January 2021 Sexual Harassment in Education Conference

UC Berkeley School of Law (via Zoom)
January 29 – January 30, 2021

Conference Agenda


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Combined Plenaries Materials

Combined Workshop Materials 

Lawyers, scholars, and activists will gather at this virtual conference to examine the law and policy issues governing harassment of students, staff, and faculty at schools, colleges and universities in the U.S. and globally, through a series of plenary sessions, workshops, and keynote addresses, with opportunities to meet and network with others in the field. Plenary topics include new developments in Title IX law and policy, harassment prevention education, and the development of toolkits to address the problem of sexual harassment in education.

Speakers on Title IX will include lawyers, policy makers, Title IX officers, and student organizers from institutions across the United States.

Speakers on global responses to harassment will include lawyers, policy makers, and activists from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, India, Kenya, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

Conference Details

When & Where

Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30, 2021

Virtual UC Berkeley School of Law

Who should attend

Attorneys, Title IX officers, activists, and others who work on the issue of sexual harassment at schools, colleges, and universities.

For attorneys, this course will be approved for up to 12 hours of California MCLE credit, which will include 1 hour of elimination of bias credit.

Register Here:

Regular Program Rate:

Either Day $150, Both Days $250



Discount Rate:

Either Day $100, Both Days $175

  • Berkeley graduates
  • Members and supporters of our partner bar associations
  • Employees of government or non-profit organizations
  • Persons who are unemployed  



Group rate for groups of ten or more people:

  • Both days $150



The fees cover access to materials which will be distributed in an electronic format.

All fees are quoted in US dollars.


For further information and inquiries on group rates, contact David Oppenheimer (doppenheimer@law.berkeley.edu)

Professor Catharine MacKinnon, who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment, gave the keynote address at the 2019 #MeToo conference.

Speaker List (in formation)

Brenda Star Adams

United States

Senior Counsel, Education Equity & Litigation, Equal Rights Advocates

Cameron Amianda

United States


Susan Ansberry

United States

Partner, Folger Levin LLP

Natasha Baker

United States

Founder, Novus Law Firm, California

Karen Bell

United States

Partner, Bell and Kelly LLP; CEO and Co-Founder, Upfront Resolution

Rebecca Berry

United States

Hotline & Direct Services Staff Attorney at Root and Rebound

Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski

United States

Program Manager, Economic Justice and Workforce Initiatives

Marie Mercat-Bruns


Affiliated Professor, Sciences Po Law School; Associate Law Professor, The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)

Karen Busby


Professor of Law, University of Manitoba

Jessica Grace Cabrera

United States

COO of Cabrera-Williams Consulting; PhD Candidate; Sociologist; Civil Rights Strategist; Title IX Expert, UC Irvine

Margaret Cai


Immediate Past President, Australian Law Students’ Association; Law Graduate, University of Technology, Sydney

Anna Maria Camardo

United States

Student Activist and Research Staffer, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law

Nancy Chi Cantalupo

United States

Associate Professor of Law, California Western School of Law, San Diego

Hailyn J. Chen

United States

Co-Managing Partner and Litigation Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP


Debbie Collier

South Africa

Associate Professor, University of Cape Town

Kelly Crabtree

United States

Pre-law Undergraduate double majoring in Political Science & Legal Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Elena Acevedo Dalcourt

United States

Ethics & Investigations, Intuit; Former Title IX Officer, UC San Diego

Hilda Stuart Daudi


Director & Founder of Prosperous Health Life Initiative (PHLI); Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania; Human Rights Activist

Deb Eerkes


Director of Student Conduct & Accountability; Founding Member, Restorative Justice Training Team, University of Alberta

Vera Eidelman

United States

Staff Attorney – Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, ACLU

Noreen Farrell

United States

Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates

Christina Gonzales

United States

Vice President for Student Affairs, Cal Poly Pomona

Jerlena Denise Griffin-Desta

United States

Chief of Staff to the President/ AVP Strategic Initiatives & Diversity, Sonoma State University

Lauren Groth

United States

Strategic Litigator, Hutchinson, Black, and Cook LLC

Bryan H. Heckenlively

United States

Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Marie Trimble Holvick

United States

Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Clarissa J. Humphreys

United Kingdom

Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response Manager, Durham University

Maha Ibrahim

United States

Staff Attorney, Equal Rights Advocates

Vlasta Jalušič


Founder, The Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies

Ruth Jones

United States

University Counsel – Civil Rights, California State University Office of the General Counsel

Naina Kapur


Advocate, Preventive Law & Equality Compliance

William Kidder

United States

Special Assistant, Chancellor’s Office at University of California, Santa Cruz

Caroline Kioko


Programme Coordinator, Heinrich Böll Stiftung East & Horn of Africa

Therese Leone

United States

Deputy Campus Counsel, UC Berkeley

Terri Abad Levenfeld

United States

Partner, Levenfeld Winter LLP

Severyna Magill

United Kingdom & India

Lecturer in Law & Human Rights, Course Leader MA/LLM Applied Human Rights, Sheffield Hallam University

Jill Makarati


Consultant, Gender and Human Rights

Annika Martin

United States

Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Shivangi Misra


Manager (Policy) at Canadian Feminist Alliance For International Action

Irma Rodriguez Moisa

United States

Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Ann Noel

United States

General Counsel, California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (Ret.); Co-Director, Berkeley Center’s Sexual Harassment/Violence Working Group

Karen O’Connell


Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Denise Oldham

United States

Director, Title IX Officer, UC Berkeley (Retired)

Amy Oppenheimer

United States

Managing Partner, The Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer

David Oppenheimer

United States

Clinical Professor of Law Faculty Co-Director, Pro Bono Program Director, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law

Shiwali Patel

United States

Director of Justice for Student Survivors & Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center

Stephanie Penrod

United States

Managing Attorney, Family Violence Law Center (FVLC)

Pamela Y. Price

United States

California Civil Rights Attorney; Member, Price for AD18 Democratic Party Central Committee

Maya Raghu

United States

Director of Workplace Equality and Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center

Sara Church Reese

United States

Principal at SCR Investigations Inc.

Christina Ro-Conolly

United States

Partner, The Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer

Keith Rohman

United States

President, Public Interest Investigations Inc.

Annie Rosenthal

United States

Prevention Program Manager and CARE Advocate, UC Hastings College of the Law

Robin Runge

United States

Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University; Staff Attorney, Solidarity Center

Nyoki Sacramento

United States

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Title IX Officer, EEO Officer & ADA Coordinator Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination

Furaha Joy Sekai Saungweme


Founder and Regional Coordinator, Africa End Sexual Harassment Initiative (AESHI)

Purna Sen

United Kingdom

Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Metropolitan University of London

Jody Shipper

United States

Managing Director, Grand River Solutions; Founding Board Member, Project IX, Inc.

Isabel Cristina Jaramillo Sierra


Professor, Universidad de Los Andes

David Surratt

United States

Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, University of Oklahoma

Suzanne Taylor

United States

Systemwide Title IX Director, University of California; Former Civil Rights Attorney, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

Vida L. Thomas

United States

Partner, The Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer

Elizabeth C. Tippett

United States

Associate Professor, University of Oregon School of Law

Beverly Tucker

United States

Former Board Chair, The ACLU of Northern California

Karen Vandekerckhove


Head of Gender Equality Unit, European Commission

Jayme L. Walker

United States

Partner, Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer

Mercy Wambua


Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Law Society of Kenya

Stephanie White

United States

Partner, Lozano Smith

Jamillah Bowman Williams

United States

Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Keasara (Kiki) Williams

United States

Executive Director of Student Experience and Equity Compliance, Title IX Coordinator, San Francisco Unified School District

Eve Worley

United States

Student Activist & Senior, Berkeley High School

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:































A Special Thanks to our Partner Organizations:

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Members and supporters of partner organizations are entitled to a discount on the cost of attendance.