Charles Hamilton Houston, a prominent attorney known as the “man who killed Jim Crow,” once said, “A lawyer is either a social engineer or a parasite on society.” In his perspective, a lawyer can serve as a social engineer for a more equitable society.
“What is Juneteenth?” Well, Juneteenth (June 19th) is the one of the oldest recognized celebrations of the ending of the institution of slavery within the United States. It commemorates when federal troops marched down through the south, specifically to Texas, to notify slaves
It’s no secret that June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Pride celebrations are occurring every weekend across the United States, and the world. Here in Omaha, 32 of the 34 American flags that line the ConAgra campus downtown have
Justice means different things to different people. And students nationwide are reshaping what it means for those who need it most.
The ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice’s Rapid Response Team and its Environmental Justice Committee will host a free webinar on "Hurricane Maria and its Aftermath in Puerto Rico" on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. ET. The Department of Defense reports that two weeks after Hurricane Maria
Quick: What do you think of when people mention law school? Usually, two things come to mind: A lot of reading, and a lot of writing. Just as important, however, is the ability to communicate with all the stakeholders in a legal matter, everyone from clients to opposing counsel to judges. Also
“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” - Martin Luther King Jr. But whether a law is just or a cause is right depends on one’s perspective. Judging where to stand on an issue (or how to react to one) is not always clear in the present tense. What
Ah, the bathroom. A place of relief and solitude for many, but for the last six weeks, it has been the focus of controversy. North Carolina now requires that people only use restrooms designated for the gender that appears on their birth certificate. Supporters of this requirement claim that without this
This year, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of marriage equality for same-sex couples in the United States. While this is momentous progress for the LGBT community and the nation’s stance on equality, it is not a given shoe-in for the remainder of rights still needed. There is still