Nancy Chi Cantalupo joined the Wayne State University Law School faculty in 2021. She has also taught as full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, or a fellow at Barry University School of Law, California Western School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University Law School, and Temple University Beasley School of Law. Prior to becoming a professor, she practiced with the firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, and served as assistant dean for clinical programs at Georgetown Law, as an associate vice president for equity, inclusion & violence prevention at a higher education professional association, and as a research fellow with the Victim Rights Law Center.
Cantalupo is a nationally-recognized scholar and expert on Title IX, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence in education. Her scholarship draws from her over 25 years of anti-campus sexual harassment and gender-based violence work as a researcher, campus administrator, victims’ advocate, attorney, and policymaker and focuses on the use of law to combat discriminatory violence. Cantalupo’s articles have appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, Wake Forest Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, California Law Review Online, Yale Law Journal Forum, Utah Law Review, Maryland Law Review, the peer-reviewed social science journal Trauma, Violence & Abuse, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, and several issues of the Journal of College & University Law. She also has been invited to write several book chapters, as well as op-eds for the Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, and Time magazine.
In her pro bono work, Cantalupo has consulted with President Obama’s White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, participated on a U.S. Senate roundtable, served as a Negotiator on the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee that amended regulations for the Clery Act, and testified before the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures. She has also chaired the board of D.C. Law Students in Court and served on the Advisory Boards for SurvJustice and The Clery Center for Security on Campus, as well as on the Boards of Directors for the Asian/Pacific-Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project and the Conference for Asian Pacific American Law Faculty. In 2016, she co-authored “Title IX & the Preponderance of the Evidence: A White Paper,” signed by over 115 law professors from across the country and from 2017-19 was asked by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence to draft and edit (based on feedback from peer reviewers) its Recommendations for Improving Campus Student Conduct Processes for Gender-Based Violence.
Degrees and Certifications
LL.M., Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University
The Title IX Movement Against Campus Sexual Violence: How a Civil Rights Law Inspired a Feminist Movement & Vice Versa, invited book chapter for Deborah L. Brake, Martha Chamallas, & Verna L. Williams, Oxford Handbook on Feminist Legal Theory (forthcoming 2021)
Title IX Symposium Keynote Speech: Title IX & the Civil Rights Approach to Sexual Harassment in Education, 25 Roger Williams University Law Review 225 (2020)
Dog Whistles & Beachheads: The Trump Administration, Sexual Violence & Student Discipline, 54 Wake Forest Law Rev. 303 (2019)
And Even More of Us Are Brave: Intersectionality & Sexual Harassment of Women Students of Color, 42 Harv. J.L. & Gender 1 (2019)
For the Title IX Civil Rights Movement: Congratulations & Cautions, 125 Yale L.J. F. 281 (2016)
Masculinity & Title IX: Bullying & Sexual Harassment of Boys in the American Liberal State, 73 Md. L. Rev. 887 (2014)
- Social Science Research Network
- Nancy Cantalupo participated in The legacy and Impact of 50 years of Title IX, episode 19 of NAWLTalks, a National Association of Women Lawyers podcast.
- Nancy Cantalupo was published in Women's Media Center's News & Features on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, "The Future of Title IX."
- Nancy Chi Cantalupo's work was cited by the California Department of Justice in their amicus brief in a case currently before the California Supreme Court. Both Cantalupo's book chapter and the ABA recommendations for which she was the primary drafter were cited.