Please join us this Thursday (5/27) at 1pm PT / 4pm ET for a short lecture & participatory Q&A with Dean Spade. The legal profession often works to maintain rather than transform systems of maldistribution of wealth & resources. How should law students grapple with this reality and contribute to poor- and BIPOC-led mass movements […]
Join the SLS National Lawyers Guild chapter for a very casual coffee chat at Meyer Green. This will be an opportunity to meet and socialize, and to chat about ways in which we can stay true to our values as law students and future members of the legal profession. If you’re interested in movement lawyering, […]
DisOrientation is a longtime NLG tradition! A re-oriented welcome to law school and a heinous legal profession. Join NLG for a casual discussion on movement lawyering, getting involved in NLG, staying radical in law school, becoming a legal observer, and much more! This event is targeted towards 1Ls though all are welcome. Dinner will be […]
Please join us for a lunch discussion about radical lawyering and movement frameworks that inspire us. We'll dissect overarching frameworks and specific examples, joined by recent grad A.D. Sean Lewis (abolitionist organizer and EJW Fellow at Disability Rights California). Let's dream of something better together. Sponsored by Stanford's National Lawyers Guild, Black Law Students Association, […]
NLG is hosting a casual reading week study break! Stop by if you want to chat about movement law and radical lawyering, or if you just want to come hang and clear your mind of finals stress for an hour. (Good) snacks & coffee will be provided.
A just transition will require moving away from extractive economies towards regenerative ones. What would it look like for land, work, food, energy, and money to be collectively stewarded, for example through worker cooperatives and community land trusts? Moreover, moving past colonial capitalist economies will also require decolonizing and returning stolen land. What does it […]
Please join NLG for a special makeup tutorial by a talented board member, alongside a discussion of Marxism. No experience with either necessary! Participants are welcome to follow along and do their own makeup. Emphasis on Black and Queer Marxism, and how they can inform public interest law practice. Dinner will be served for attendees.
Please join NLG for a special makeup tutorial by a talented board member, alongside a discussion of Marxism. No experience with either necessary! Participants encouraged to follow along and do their own makeup. Dinner will be served for attendees.
Join us for a conversation with TGI Justice Project's Director of Communications Eli Dru and TGIJP's Zy'aire Nassirah about abolition and the fight against mass incarceration. Lunch will be provided.
Guess what? Lexis and Westlaw are just two of the legal research databases available to you as a law student! This is a two-part session. The first part will be about databases that don't support ICE, presented by SAIR and NLG. The second part will be an interactive workshop on tips and tricks for research […]
Alec Karakatsanis will speak about the role of lawyers in the movement to abolish jails and prisons. Alec is the founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps, a non-profit fighting injustices in the criminal-legal system around the country. CRC has designed and litigated innovative constitutional civil rights cases challenging various aspects of the punishment […]
Come hear from SLS students who went to Palestine over spring break with PalTrek about their experiences there, including what they learned from activists they met with in the West Bank and what they observed while moving through the occupied territories. Students with all levels of familiarity with the occupation are welcome. This will also […]
This panel discussion will demystify the role the first few years after graduation play in the arc of a legal career. Is Big Law the best place to get professional legal training? What are the tradeoffs (financial and otherwise) involved in choosing private or public sectors? Is starting in the private or public sector the […]
Please join NLG for a Zoom discussion with attorneys who have established their own public interest practices — either solo practices or small attorney collectives. Both public interest transactional and litigation lawyers will be featured.
Derecka Purnell, author of Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom, will speak over Zoom to an audience of Stanford community members about the prison abolition movement and her new book. Time will be provided for questions and answers at the end of the event. Sponsored by the Stanford Speakers Bureau.
The National Lawyers' Guild is, in its own words, "the nation's oldest and largest progressive bar association" and "the first one in the United States to be racially integrated." Its student chapter at Stanford Law hosts an annual Disorientation event to help progressive and radical law students find their people, and help them collectively navigate […]
Please join Stanford ACS & NLG on Tuesday, November 1 from 12:45-2:00 pm in Room 180 for a conversation with four Bay Area attorneys who have devoted their legal careers to driving forward progressive change. Our panelists include Easha Anand, the Edwin A. Heafey, Jr. Visiting Professor in Stanford's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Sharon Terman, […]
How to Decommodify Land, Housing, Finance, Work, Law and everything else. Lunch discussion on how lawyers can support movements for transformative economic change, away from hierarchy and towards democracy. For example, using transactional law tools to help worker-owned businesses, Black and Indigenous land stewards, and cooperatives of all kinds. This casual discussion will be led […]
Please join Stanford ACS & NLG on Wednesday, February 22 from 6:15-7:30 pm in Room 180 for a conversation with three Bay Area attorneys who specialize in housing law. Our panelists include Stacy Townsend, Senior Attorney in the Housing Program at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Tim Iglesias, Professor Emeritus at USF School […]
A space for those curious how to grapple with wealth privilege or what to do with excess income after law school. Can we use our resources to shift power to frontline communities fighting for change? Can we learn to feel safe in letting money flow?
NLG and SIHRLA are hosting this virtual training for those interested in participating in NLG-SF's Immigration Court Observation Program (ICOP) this spring. The training will last 1 hour and there will be light refreshments. The training is required if you'd like to participate in the program - email email@example.com with any questions.
Please join us for a special event to hear from an incredible, inspiring activist in the Bay Area. Guest speaker Tiny Gray-Garcia is a formerly unhoused and incarcerated poverty scholar, revolutionary journalist, and co-founder of POOR Magazine — a poor and Indigenous people-led nonprofit dedicated to making grassroots media and building radical solutions to homelessness. […]
Please join NLG on Thursday, May 11 at 1 pm for a discussion with Alec Karakatsanis. Lunch will be provided upon RSVP. Alec will speak about the role of lawyers and the media in the movement to abolish jails and prisons. He is the founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps, a non-profit fighting […]
DisOrientation is a ~re-oriented welcome~ to law school! Join National Lawyers Guild for a casual discussion on movement lawyering, getting involved in NLG, finding a path that reflects your values, ways to approach law school and the law, and much more! This is a longtime tradition at SLS and a great way to find community […]
Join Omar Shakir (JD ‘13), the Israel and Palestine Director of HRW, as he discusses human rights in the context of current events.