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Nancy Chi Cantalupo

Associate Professor of Law

LLM, Temple University Beasley School of Law
JD, Georgetown University Law Center
BSFS, Georgetown University
225 Cedar Street
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Sexual Violence and the Law

Nancy Chi Cantalupo joins California Western School of Law after teaching as full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, or a fellow at Barry University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University Law School, and Temple University Beasley School of law. She has also practiced with the firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and served as Assistant Dean for Clinical Programs at Georgetown Law, as well as Associate Vice President for Equity, Inclusion & Violence Prevention at a higher education professional association and as a Research Fellow with the Victim Rights Law Center.

Professor Cantalupo is a nationally-recognized scholar and expert on Title IX, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence in education.  Her scholarship draws from her 25 years of anti-campus sexual harassment and gender-based violence work as a researcher, campus administrator, victims’ advocate, attorney, and policymaker and focuses on the use of law to combat discriminatory violence, particularly gender-based violence. Professor Cantalupo’s articles have appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, Wake Forest Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, California Law Review Online, Yale Law Journal Forum, Utah Law Review, Maryland Law Review, the peer-reviewed social science journal Trauma, Violence & Abuse, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, and several issues of the Journal of College & University Law. She also has been invited to write several book chapters, as well as op-eds for the Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, and Time magazine.

In her pro bono work, Professor Cantalupo has consulted with President Obama’s White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, participated on a U.S. Senate roundtable, served as a Negotiator on the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee that amended regulations for the Clery Act, and testified before the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures. She has also chaired the board of D.C. Law Students in Court and served on the Advisory Boards for SurvJustice and The Clery Center for Security on Campus, as well as on the Boards of Directors for the Asian/Pacific-Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project and the Conference for Asian Pacific American Law Faculty. Most recently, she co-authored “Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence: A White Paper,” signed by over 115 law professors from across the country and was asked by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence to write Recommendations for Improving Campus Student Conduct Processes for Gender-Based Violence.

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Law Review Publications

  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Dog Whistles & Beachheads: The Trump Administration, Sexual Violence & Student Discipline, 54 Wake Forest Law Rev. 303 (2019).
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, And Even More of Us Are Brave: Intersectionality & Sexual Harassment of Women Students of Color, 42 Harv. J.L. & Gender 1 (2019).
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, For the Title IX Civil Rights Movement: Congratulations & Cautions, 125 Yale L.J. F. 281 (2016).
  • Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Masculinity & Title IX: Bullying & Sexual Harassment of Boys in the American Liberal State, 73 Md. L. Rev. 887 (2014).