Elizabeth L. MacDowell

Director of Family Justice Clinic
Associate Professor of Law
Phone: 702-895-2087
B.A., California State University, Hayward (Cal State East Bay)
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law



Elizabeth L. MacDowell, Domestic Violence and the Politics of Self-Help, 22 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. __ (forthcoming 2016).

Elizabeth L. MacDowell & Ann Cammett, Models of Invisibility: Rendering Domestic and Other Gendered Violence Visible to Students through Clinical Law Teaching, __ Violence Against Women __ (forthcoming 2016).

Elizabeth L. MacDowell, Reimagining Access to Justice in the Poor People's Courts, 22 Geo. J. Pov. L. & Pol'y __ (forthcoming 2015).

Elizabeth L. MacDowell, Theorizing from Particularity: Perpetrators and Intersectional Theory on Domestic Violence, 16 J. Gender, Race, & Justice 531 (2013).

Elizabeth L. MacDowell, When Courts Collide: Integrated Domestic Violence Courts and Court Pluralism, 20 Tex. J. Women & L. 95 (2011).

Elizabeth L. MacDowell, When Reading Between the Lines is Not Enough: Lessons From Media Coverage of a Domestic Violence Homicide-Suicide, 17 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol’y & L. 269 (2009).

Elizabeth L. MacDowell, Law on the Street: Legal Narrative and the Street Law Classroom, 9 Rutgers Race & L. Rev. 285 (2008).


Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Elizabeth L. MacDowell, VAWA @ 20: Improving Civil Legal Assistance for Ending Gender Violence, CUNY L. Rev. VAWA @ 20 (Nov. 21, 2014).


Practice Oriented Publications

Ann Cammett & Elizabeth MacDowell, The Family Justice Clinic: Increasing Access to Justice for Nevada Families in Need, Nev. Law., May 2011, at 42.


Elizabeth L. MacDowell on the Scholarly Commons

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise
Civil Procedure
Domestic Violence Law & Policy
Family Law
Feminist Theory