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Juneteenth

Why every law student should know the importance of Juneteenth

June 19, 2019

“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

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Get up to date on Puerto Rico with CRSJ webinar on Tuesday

October 10, 2017

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

Experiential Learning

Why we need experiential training to ensure civility

October 12, 2016

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

Protester

How does a lawyer handle civil disobedience?

September 23, 2016

“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

Restroom Sign

What the 'bathroom bill' means for employment law

May 18, 2016

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

Equality Act goes beyond gay marriage ruling's impact

Equality Act goes beyond gay marriage ruling's impact

December 03, 2015

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