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Article by Karin Featured as Top Blog
Associate Clinical Professor
, Director of the Work-Life Policy Unit in the Civil Justice Clinic at the College of Law, was featured on the Sloan Work and Family Research Network’s “Top Ten Blogs of 2010” as the author of the number one blog post of 2010.
The post, “Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault with Workplace Flexibility,” discusses the impact a sexual assault may have on a victim’s work life, and the benefits of workplace flexibility and support for employees who are survivors of sexual assault. Robin Runge of the University of North Dakota School of Law co-authored the article.
According to the article, “Almost 50 percent of sexual assault victims lose their jobs or are forced to quit their jobs after the victimization for reasons including harassment by the perpetrator at work, missing work due to court dates or doctor’s appointments, or anxiety, fear or embarrassment. But maintaining employment—and the economic security and independent access to health care it provides—may be
to a victim’s ability to meet her basic needs and to recover from the assault.”
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Karin supervises and instructs student attorneys working on behalf of clients in the Civil Justice Clinic. Her research interests include workplace law, policy, and practice, civil justice and litigation, and women’s legal history. Karin is an active member of the national work-life law and policy community. She is regularly invited to speak about the role of thoughtful public policy in this area, and is listed in the Sloan Network’s Who’s Who in Work and Family.