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Rebellious Lawyering Conference at YLS, Feb. 24-26

The nation's largest student-organized public interest conference will convene at Yale Law School on February 24-26. Hundreds of students, activists, and practitioners will join a conversation about innovative, progressive approaches to law and social change.

(Visit the Rebellious Lawyering website for a complete schedule and registration instructions.)

This year's conference features panels exploring such issues as the civil rights of protesters, truth commissions, cosmopolitan international law, challenges in the Louisiana criminal justice system after Hurricane Katrina, and American war crimes in Iraq and the war against terrorism.

The conference's keynote address will be given by Deborah Peterson Small, executive director of Break the Chains, an organization that aims to build a movement in communities of color in support of drug policy reform, on Saturday, February 25, at 6:00 p.m. In addition, the conference will feature a screening of the documentary film "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," on Friday, February 24, at 7:45 p.m.