LSEJ Research Topic List

The Intersection Between Domestic Violence and Suicide

There are two primary issues that we are exploring. One, the connection between women experiencing domestic violence and the rate of suicide among women. Two, the high rate of domestic homicide with accompanying suicide in Minnesota. We are working to gather as much information as we can about each of these classes of suicide, looking at national research on the topic and making recommendations for possible policy/practices in responding to domestic violence that might better address the issue of suicide. For example, what type of screening should be occurring by law enforcement around potential suicide issueThe intersection between Domestic Violence and Suicide. s and what type of screening around domestic violence should be happening with mental health providers.

Various legal issues are involved in this topic. Since much of this work is emerging, the legal issues may well expand depending on student interests and information gathered. Two issues that will be present are confidentiality and information sharing between law enforcement, community organizations and medical/mental health providers; policies for law enforcement & prosecutors

Liz Richards, MN Coalition for Battered Women, 60 E Plato Blvd, Ste 130, St Paul, MN 55107 651-646-6177 ext 25

Are there ways to appropriately limit the roles of guardian ad litems and what are the potential remedies for cases where GALs go outside of those parameters?

Liz Richards, Minnesota Council for Battered Women

How to promote broad based community collaboratives and public/private partnerships and still maintain victim confidentiality and privilege.

Looking at fatality review committees, threat assessment teams, save harbor/sex trafficking of minor collaboratives.

Liz Richards

Minnesota Council for Battered Women

Opposition to mosque building projects/Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA)

RLUIPA protects individuals, houses of worship, and other religious institutions from discrimination in zoning and landmarking laws. (42 U.S.C. secs. 2000cc, et seq.)

A. Lori Saroya

Executive Director



Waiting Period for SSDI Benefits for Cancer Patients in Hospice Care


The creation and administration of Home Improvement Ares (HIA) in Carver County, pursuant to MN Statutes section 428A.11, et al

Identification of specific regulatory barriers to development of affordable rental and owner-occupied housing in Carver County and innovative approaches to overcome these barriers.

Applying the new bullying statute (Minnesota Statute ยง121A.031) administratively.


Safeguards for the Mentally Ill in Immigration Court

Salima Khakoo

American Dream Law LLC