Legal Clinic Intern

International Initiatives Intern

Intern to the Associate Director



"Jessica Lenahan and Her Long Fight for Justice"


In the first case brought by a survivor of domestic violence against the U.S. before an international human rights tribunal, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found that the United States violated the human rights of Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales) and her children. In June 1999, Jessica Gonzales' three young daughters, ages seven, nine and ten, were abducted by Simon Gonzales, their father andJessica's estranged husband. Although Jessica Gonzales repeatedly called the police, telling them of her fears for her daughters' safety, they failed torespond.

"The Meaning of (Gay) Marriage" - RESCHEDULED for FALL 2014


John Corvino, the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Wayne State University, will be lecturing at UVA on Friday, January 17th in the Cocke Hall Library at 4 p.m. Corvino is the co-author (with Maggie Gallagher) of Debating Same-Sex Marriage (June 2012) and the author of What’s Wrong with Homosexuality? (January 2013), both from Oxford University Press. Until 2011, his column “The Gay Moralist” appeared weekly at; he has also contributed to The Advocate, the LA Times, the Independent Gay Forum, the Huffington Post, The New Republic and the New York Times.