Colleges of Law Celebrates 50 Years

The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this month. Colleges of Law is the regions oldest and largest independent law school. The school prides itself in having a faculty comprised of judges and practicing attorneys who bring real-world experience into a practical learning environment. They are invested in the success...

Threats to Reproductive Rights

Over the last two years, we’ve seen unprecedented attacks on access to reproductive health care and rights.  Just this year, 303 bills restricting access to safe, legal abortion care were filed in 47 states; 135 of these bills are bans on abortion in some, or all, circumstances.  We’re in a state of emergency

Spotlight: Women’s Economic Ventures

The Santa Barbara-based Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) is dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women.Opening a solo practice after 12 years with a government law firm seemed like a daunting process. Fortunately, I recalled that a friend who...

Recent Changes in Title IX Policy: For whom does due process exist?

Title IX is a federal civil rights law enacted in 1972.  It reads: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance”[1].  While most people understand Title IX within the scope of gender equality in sports, it has recently become known as it relates to the impacts of interpersonal violence (IPV) on college campuses receiving federal funding. 

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Events - Past, Present, and Upcoming. The first quarter of 2019 has been an eventful one for Santa Barbara Women Lawyers (“SBWL”). Along-side with Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (“STESA”), SBWL kicked off the year co-hosting An Evening with Gloria Allred at the Lobero Theater in January.