January 19, 2012
Rebellious Lawyering Conference Feb. 17-18 Will Focus on Education Reform, Reproductive Justice, Other Topics
The 18th annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference (RebLaw) will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, 2012, at Yale Law School. The student-run conference brings together practitioners, law students, and community advocates from around the country to discuss innovative, progressive approaches to law and social change.
“RebLaw is one of the rare opportunities for rebellious students and activists to reach beyond their microcosm and engage in a conversation with the greater social justice community,” said conference co-director Megan Wulff ’13. “We leave at the end of the weekend with a sense of connectedness and purpose that gives our work renewed meaning.”
Panel discussions throughout the weekend will cover such topics as education reform, race and voting, the consequences of mass incarceration, sexual rights and reproductive justice, confronting big food, and building the alternative public interest job market.
Keynote speakers will be UCLA law professor Gerald López, founder of the Center for Community Problem Solving in New York City; Lisa Daugaard, deputy director and supervisor of the Racial Disparity Project at the Defender Association in Seattle; Andrew Friedman, co-founder and co-executive director of Make the Road New York; and Andrea Ritchie, a police misconduct attorney and coordinator of Streetwise and Safe.
For complete details about the conference, as well as online registration, visit the RebLaw website. Registration is free for members of the Yale, University of Connecticut, University of New Haven, and Quinnipiac communities and $30 for others.