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Friday, September 9, 2016

Law Skills Class: SKL-SocJ-090916: Social Justice Lawyering

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm

Contact: Christine Cerniglia · · 504-861-5560

Location: Law School - Room 111

SKL-SocJ-090916:  Social Justice Lawyering

Professor Bill Quigley and Sima Atri will introduce students to social justice lawyering from the movement perspective. In this interactive and participatory workshop, students will strengthen their understanding of how to work as community lawyers – lawyering collaboratively with organizers to build social and political movements that have the power to win. Students will explore the range of roles legal advocates play and the competing tradeoffs of varying approaches; identify the core strategies, tactics, and skills of movement legal work; share real stories of cases/campaigns and constructively reflect on challenges and opportunities; and discuss power & privilege and the importance of anti-oppression framework to movement legal work.