2019 Major Panels & Workshops

Major panels (75 min) and workshops (60 min) serve as the backbone of every #Law4thePeople Convention, and each year address timely topics of movement law and organizing. See below for the 2019 major panels and workshops that will take place Friday (10/18) through Sunday (10/20) of the convention, and register today!

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change.

FRIDAY, October 18

Workshops I

  • Reparations and Self-Determination
  • Expanding Democracy: Protecting the Right to Vote (CLE)
  • How to Be a Radical Lawyer in Support of Abortion Access
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and Responding to US Intervention Around the World

Major Panels I

  • Organizing the South: Confronting Employers and the State to Build Worker Power
  • Criminalizing Protest: Attacks on Black, Native, and Palestinian Resistance
  • Centering Affected Communities in the Field of Impact Litigation (CLE)

SATURDAY, October 19

Workshops II

  • Movement Security: How To Support Safety at Actions, Marches, and Rallies
  • Defending Activists Against SLAPP Suits: What Litigators Need to Know (CLE)
  • Legal Empowerment=Abolition: A Strategy to End Incarceration in the US
  • #SexWorkIsWork: Decriminalization After SESTA-FOSTA (CLE)

Major Panels II

  • National Prison Strikes: Legal Strategies for Defending Prisoner Activists (CLE)
  • Movement Lawyering in the South (CLE)
  • Gender Based Violence and its Relationship to Growing Fascism

SUNDAY, October 20

Workshops III

  • Community Based Environmental Justice: CAFOs, Coal Ash, and Water
  • Critical Race Theory (CLE)
  •  Legal Consequences of the US Occupation of Hawaii (CLE)
  • Labor Strategies to Combat Authoritarian Regimes

Workshops IV

  • Struggle for Asylum, Legal Support, and Survival at the Mexico/US Border (CLE)
  • Marijuana Reparations and the War on Drugs
  • Hot Topic TBD
  • Hot Topic TBD

Titles noted with “(CLE)” have CLE credit pending.

One additional “hot topic” workshop on Sunday TBA!