“There was this widespread assumption that if you put your child in a private school that they were in safer space,” said Marci Hamilton, a professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo law school at Yeshiva University who specializes in sexual-abuse cases and consulted on the report. “Just like all the rest of the assumptions that we’ve had about child sex abuse—that it’s rare, that it doesn’t have long-term effects—all of these myths about child sex abuse have been blown out of the water.”
MSNBC - Marci A. Hamilton is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law who maintains a site on statutes of limitation for child sex abuse, and wrote a book, Justice Denied, on the topic. She points out that though the civil statute for child sexual abuse in Arkansas has a three year limit, the criminal statute had a much longer time frame.
It is with great sadness that the Cardozo community mourns the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Sheri Rosenberg, who died on May 22 after a brave battle with cancer. Professor Rosenberg was amazing and we were privileged to know her as a teacher, mentor, friend and colleague.