Dean Alena Allen
University of Arkansas School of Law
Dean Allen is Interim Dean & Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law. She teaches family law, health law, public health law, professional responsibility, and torts. Allen previously taught at the Cecil C. Humphreys University of Memphis School of Law where she won Professor of Year in 2013, the Farris Bobango Faculty Scholarship Award in 2019, and the MLK 50 Faculty Service Award in 2021.
Allen’s work has appeared in the North Carolina Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, and the Cardozo Law Review. Allen’s research focuses on the intersection of health policy and feminist theory. Allen currently serves on the University Research Council, the Executive Committee for the AALS Section on Scholarship, the Peer Review Committee for the Food & Drug Law Institute, and as a reviewer for the Association for Prevention and Teaching Research’s Prevention and Population Health Education Grant Program.
Allen received her B.A. in psychology from Loyola New Orleans in 1999 and graduated from the Yale Law School in 2003.
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina
30th Circuit Court for Ingham County
The Honorable Rosemarie Aquilina was elected judge of the 30th Circuit Court, Ingham County, Michigan, in November 2009. She joined the bench of the 55th District Court in 2005 after practicing for more than 16 years as a licensed attorney in the areas of divorce and custody, family law, and probate law. She presided over the 2018 Larry Nassar sentencing hearing in Ingham County, Michigan, where dozens of survivors of Nassar’s assaults shared their stories.
Judge Aquilina served for twenty years as an officer with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. The first female JAG officer in Michigan Army National Guard history, she received a commendation medal for Operation Desert Storm and the Army Achievement Medal. Judge Aquilina teaches Trial I (Civil) and Trial II (Criminal) in the Trial Practice Institute.
Dedicated to educating and mentoring young attorneys, Judge Aquilina also teaches Criminal Law at MSU College of Law. She also works as an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Judge Aquilina has been involved in a multitude of professional, public, and civic organizations throughout her career.
Professor Lisa Avalos
LSU Law Center
Professor Avalos joined the Law Center faculty in 2018. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of criminal law and procedure, with an emphasis on sexual offenses and gender-based violence. She also teaches in the area of legal ethics. Professor Avalos’s publications have appeared in the University of Illinois Law Review (forthcoming), Case Western Reserve Law Review (forthcoming), Brooklyn Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and others. Professor Avalos previously taught at the University of Arkansas School of Law and was a visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to entering academia, she worked as an associate at McDermott Will & Emery in New York City and at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg in Chicago. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She also holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology Northwestern University, and a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University. Prior to attending law school, she taught sociology at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.
Assistant Attorney General
Illinois Attorney General's Office
Cordelia Coppleson is an Assistant Attorney General in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. She is the Law Enforcement Training Project Coordinator for the Sexual Assault Incident Procedure Act. Ms. Coppleson is responsible for helping and supporting law enforcement agencies as they implement a new Illinois law through adopting policies, training and other requirements of the Act.
Ms. Coppleson has created curriculum and training for sexual assault investigators across the state of Illinois. She is a committed prosecutor, having spent the majority of her twenty-year career as a Cook County State’s Attorney assigned to the criminal division, with extensive experience in investigating, preparing, and trying sexual assault cases.
Professor Raymond Diamond
LSU Law Center
Professor Ray Diamond is the director of the George W. and Jean H. Pugh Institute for Justice at LSU Law Center. Prof. Diamond's B.A. and J.D. are from Yale University, and he has taught previously at St. John's University and Tulane University. He has written widely at the nexus of Constitutional Law, legal history and race relations, and teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law.
L.L. Dunn Law Firm
Laura Dunn is a nationally recognized victim rights attorney and social entrepreneur who has been featured in Forbes, Buzzfeed, National Law Journal, and many more. Dunn is the Founding Partner of the L.L. Dunn Law Firm, as well as a published legal scholar, adjunct at Maryland Law, liaison to the ALI’s Model Penal Code on Sexual Assault and Student Sexual Misconduct Project, and a previously appointed member to the ABA’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence (2016-2019) and Criminal Justice Section Task Force on College Due Process and Victim Protection (2017).
While a student at Maryland Law, Dunn contributed to Obama-era Title IX guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and served on its 2014 rule-making committee to develop implementing regulations for the Clery Act's amendments under Section 304 of the 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act ("VAWA"). For her national advocacy, Dunn has been publicly recognized by then-Vice President Joe Biden and then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on the Senate floor. Upon graduation, she founded the national nonprofit, SurvJustice, which won the 2017 AAUW Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award. Dunn has received several awards and recognition, including the 2015 Echoing Green Global Fellowship, the 2016 Benjamin Cardin Public Service Award, the 2017 Special Courage Award from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, and a 2018 TED Fellowship, among others. Dunn is a 2014 graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Deputy Chief of the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Division
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
Annette Milleville is the Deputy Chief of the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Division in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) since 2012. As Deputy Chief, she is jointly responsible for managing the seventeen Assistant State Attorneys who work in the division as well as overseeing sexual assault charging considerations for all of Cook County. In addition, Ms. Milleville actively prosecutes cases involving sexual predators.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Milleville was Supervisor for the CCSAO at the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. Ms. Milleville was also a First Chair Trial Specialist in the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Division where she tried numerous sexual assault cases. Ms. Milleville also worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Community Prosecutions Division where she worked with the community and law enforcement to make a difference in the prosecution of cases which impacted the safety of the community. Ms. Milleville has tried hundreds of cases over the course of her 26 years as a prosecutor, including sexual assault, domestic violence including murder, home invasion, and hate crimes.
Ms. Milleville presents to other Assistant States Attorneys, law enforcement and advocates on charging considerations in sexual assault cases and on how to speak with victims in a trauma-informed manner as part of a forty-hour training which is presented by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office bi-annually. Additionally, she has trained for the Chicago Police Department on how the felony review process relates to law enforcement investigations on sexual assault cases. Ms. Milleville is a member of several State Boards including the Children’s Justice Task Force and the Sex Offender Management Board.