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Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson

Dean, CUNY School of Law

Michelle Anderson, dean at CUNY School of Law, is a leading scholar on rape law. A member of the American Law Institute, she is an adviser to its project revising the Model Penal Code on sexual offenses. She also serves on a Department of Defense Subcommittee revising the military definition of rape. Anderson graduated from Yale Law School, where she was Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following law school, she clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Judge William Norris. Anderson is a former policy chair of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Leader in Education Award from Education Update and the Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award from the New York City Bar Association. In spring 2016, she will be a visiting professor at Yale Law School.

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I propose that rape law abandon the notion of consent. In its place, the law should require negotiation - conversation and mutual agreement - between partners before sexual penetration occurs.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

State actors deny women who are raped the equal protection of the criminal law.

Saturday, September 1, 2001