Nancy Chi Cantalupo
Assistant Professor of Law

Nancy Chi Cantalupo


(321) 206-5603


J.D., Georgetown Law
LL.M., Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University


Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo joined Barry University School of Law as an Assistant Professor in 2015. Prior to joining Barry, she was Associate Vice President for Equity, Inclusion & Violence Prevention at a higher education professional association, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law, and a Research Fellow with the Victim Rights Law Center. She also completed an Abraham L. Freedman Fellowship at Temple University's Beasley School of Law, served as Assistant Dean for Clinical Programs at Georgetown Law and Associate Director of the International Legal Studies Program at American University's Washington College of Law, and practiced with the firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Professor Cantalupo’s scholarship focuses on the use of law to combat discriminatory violence, particularly gender-based violence. She is a nationally-recognized expert on gender-based violence in education, and her scholarship draws from her 20 years of anti-campus sexual violence work as a researcher, campus administrator, victims’ advocate, attorney, and policymaker. This work included consultations with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, participation on a U.S. Senate roundtable, and testimony before the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures. Professor Cantalupo was also selected by the U.S. Department of Education to serve as a Primary Negotiator on the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee that was charged with implementing amendments to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act made by the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. She has interviewed with or been invited to write op-eds by dozens of national news media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Dateline-NBC, and Time magazine. Most recently, she was asked to write an amicus brief in a case pending before the Iowa Supreme Court.

Professor Cantalupo’s pro bono work includes chairing the board of D.C. Law Students in Court. She also has served on the American Council for CoEducational Schooling, the Advisory Board for The Clery Center for Security on Campus, and the Board of Directors for the Asian/Pacific-Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project.


Professor Cantalupo’s most recent publications and working papers may be found on the Social Science Research Network.