Maya Weinstein recently joined Wu, Grohovsky, & Whipple as an intern, where she is responsible for assisting attorneys with case law research, investigative tasks, client relations, and keeping up with current events. Weinstein previously worked with a variety of victims’ services and advocacy entities, including the National Center for Victims of Crime and RAINN.
Maya serves as President for Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and as Director of Policy and Community Outreach for GW Students Against Sexual Assault. Weinstein will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Human Services from George Washington University. After graduation she plans to stay in DC and is looking for a job in the advocacy, legal, or nonprofit field.
Weinstein’s thesis about restorative justice for cases of campus sexual assault
The handling of sexual assault cases by universities is a hot topic right now. Neither the accuser or accused end up happy in a university disciplinary proceeding, but going to the authorities is not always an option.
This topic was particularly important to me as a survivor of sexual assault. I went through my university’s disciplinary proceedings and have a lot of strong opinions on how my case was handled.
After researching restorative justice practices this past summer, I decided to investigate the possibilities for colleges. It is extremely controversial, but I believe worth researching further as a potential option.
I formally received the award last November at the ceremony, and I have had a couple of people contact me and ask if they can read it and hear my ideas. I will be presenting the paper at another conference in Denver in March. I would love for my topic to open doors to further research.
These materials have been prepared by Cohen Seglias for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed as legal advice.