Law & Social Movements Colloquium

The law school will sponsor a five-part colloquium on law and social movements. Over the course of the academic year, the series will invite five pairs of lawyers and organizer-activists who collaborate with each other in the context of active social movements. Topics would range from immigrant rights, BLM, environmental justice, Trans justice, and other currently active social movements. We expect that students would learn about the substantive contexts of these areas of collective mobilization, the role of law in both impeding and encouraging the political activism of marginalized people, and the ways in which lawyers are working in support of such mobilizations. Faculty advisors are Professors Sameer Ashar, Annie Lai, Kaaryn Gustafson, and Seth Davis.

Immigrant Rights

Wednesday, September 20
3:00-4:30 p.m., EDU 1111
Registration Required


The Law & Social Movements Colloquium will host a panel discussion on immigrant rights, law, and organizing. Jessica Karp Bansal of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Jacinta Gonzales of Mijente in Arizona will be featured speakers. They will speak about their past collaboration, as well as law and activism in the Trump era.

This event is the first of the five-part colloquium. Additional event dates TBA.