April 9 Regional Conference Schedule

The schedule for the upcoming National Lawyers Guild Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at UDC Law School is filled with engaging workshops, discussions, and remarks.  In addition to the great programs, the conference offers a great opportunity to meet, network, and make plans with people in and around the Guild. We hope you can make it!  Register for the conference here.

When? Saturday, April 9, 2016

Where? at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Free parking nearby the law school available for registrants)

9:00-9:45  Check-In and Light Breakfast

9:45-10:00  Welcome and Opening Remarks by Ria Washington, NLG National Vice-President, and Naji Mujahid, UDC NLG Student Chapter

10:00-11:15  Workshops I (Pick one)

  1. The Gig Economy: Using 21st Century Technology to Exploit Workers in 20th Century Fashion

  2.  Fighting Displacement: A Case Study of Tenants at DC’s Brookland Manor

  3.  Human Trafficking

 11:30-11:45  Keynote Address by Katherine Broderick, Dean of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

11:45-12:15  Lunch

 12:15-1:30  Workshop Plenary- Beyond the Green Hat: Issues Around Legal Support for the DNC 2016 Protests

1:45-3:00  Workshops II (Pick one)

  1. Movement Lawyering in the Age of Black Lives Matter

  2.  The Human Right to Water in the Mid-Atlantic and Beyond

  3.  The Lumad People and the Struggle for Self Determination and Human Rights in the Philippines

 3:00-4:15  Workshops III (Pick one)

  1. Legal Observer Training

  2.  The Intersectionality of Students, Lawyers and Political Prisoners

  3.  Fighting for Free Speech in the Free State: Working Against Anti-BDS Bills in Maryland

4:30-5:15  Plenary business meeting, including election of regional vice president and discussion of proposal to restructure regions within the NLG

5:30  Happy Hour!

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