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SD Law Hosts Gender-Based Violence Expert for Constitution Day

Nancy Chi Cantalupo Nancy Chi Cantalupo

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Law will host Nancy Chi Cantalupo as its guest speaker for Constitution Day on Sept. 17.

“We are very excited to host Professor Cantalupo for Constitution Day,” said Tiffany Graham, associate dean of academic affairs at the USD School of Law.

Cantalupo is an associate professor of law at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and is a nationally recognized expert on gender-based violence in educational settings. Her lecture is titled, “Due Process and the Civil Rights Approach to Gender-Based Violence.”

“As universities grapple with the obligation under Title IX to investigate claims of gender-based violence, a number of hard questions have arisen over time – in particular, questions about the scope of the due process protection that should be embedded within these inquiries,” said Graham. “Professor Cantalupo will tackle some of these questions and offer her perspective on how schools might answer them. We look forward to an engaging community debate.”

The lecture will be located in the School of Law Courtroom at 12 p.m.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


USD’s Knudson School of Law prepares students for leadership in the administration of justice in South Dakota, including in rural areas where the demand is great, and for private practice, public service, business and other law-related endeavors anywhere. Its joint degree program allows students to also earn one of nine master’s degrees within the traditional three-year law curriculum, which includes course tracks in business, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, environmental, Indian, real estate and tax law as well as civil litigation and estate planning.


Hanna DeLange
USD News