Nancy K. D. Lemon University of California, Berkeley-Boalt Hall School of LawAs an undergraduate, Nancy K.D. Lemon helped create the first University of California Women's Studies major, and received a BA with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1975. Following her graduation from Boalt Hall School of Law (University of California at Berkeley) in 1980, she specialized in domestic violence legal issues. Since 1988 she has taught Domestic Violence Law at Boalt, where she wrote Domestic Violence Law in 1996, the first published curriculum on this topic published in 1996 and 2001. While working at various non-profit agencies around the San Francisco Bay Area from 1981 through 1993, she represented hundreds of battered women obtaining restraining orders, and advocated for them with the civil and criminal justice systems.
Ms. Lemon has been active with the Policy and Research Committee of the California Alliance Against Domestic Violence since 1984 and has consulted on numerous pieces of legislation. She is the Associate Editor of Domestic Violence Report, a bimonthly national publication. She has published many books and articles in this field, has worked with other attorneys as a trial consultant, and has testified as an expert witness on domestic violence issues. She is also a consultant to the California Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER), with whom she developed curricula for new judges and for court employees.