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UK's Lollar Testifies Before Department of Defense Panel

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By Whitney Harder

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2015) — University of Kentucky Assistant Professor of Law Cortney Lollar testified before the Department of Defense’s Judicial Proceedings Panel in Washington, D.C. on March 13. The Department of Defense established the Judicial Proceedings Panel to conduct an independent review and assessment of judicial proceedings conducted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice involving adult sexual assault and related offenses.

At the request of Congress, the hearing focused on compensation and restitution for sexual assault victims. Lollar spoke as part of a panel of legal scholars with expertise in restitution and sexual assault.

Professor Lollar's primary research interests involve the intersections among criminal procedure, criminal law, gender, sexuality and remedies.

Prior to joining the UK College of Law faculty, Lollar was a clinical faculty fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, where she taught the Criminal Justice Clinic and a seminar on sex crimes. She previously represented adult and juvenile defendants at the trial and appellate level at the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.

Lollar has also served as a legal consultant in India for the Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowledge, and as a research assistant to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women.

More information on the hearing is available at