Chicago NLG May Day Party!

NLG May Day Party

The National Lawyers Guild of Chicago invites you to a night of merriment and camaraderie at its first ever May Day fundraising party. Celebrate International Workers’ Day and dance the night away alongside fellow Chicago radicals.

Friday, May 1, 7pm-12am
Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor

Beer/wine and light snacks will be available.

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Please feel free to circulate the flyer widely!

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Police Brutality Panel March 24, w/ free CLE Credit

The National Lawyers Guild chapter at John Marshall Law School is hosting a free CLE on police brutality, focusing on community organizing and litigation as avenues for justice.
The event, also co-sponsored by Chicago TUPOCC, will feature NLG Chicago members: Joey Mogul and Iveliz Orrellano. The panel will also include excellent community member and organizer speakers.

Tuesday, March 24

5:00-7:00 pm

John Marshall Law School
304 S. State St, 2nd Floor Lounge
Food and beverage will be provided
2 CLE credits available
Please RSVP by emailing:

Featured Speakers:
Joey Mogul: Civil rights attorney at People’s Law Office, member of National Lawyers Guild, co-author of Queer (In)Justice
Iveliz Orrellano: Civil rights attorney at Dvorak Law Offices. member of National Lawyers Guild
Page May: Organizer with We Charge Genocide
Mariame Kaba: Activist, writer, and co-founder of Project NIA
Rozette Long: Aunt of Desean Pittman who was killed by Chicago Police. She was arrested when police disrupted Desean’s vigil

Food and beverages will be provided.

**This event is co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association, the Latino Law Students Association, the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, the Public Interest Law Council, the South Asian Law Students Association, TUPOCC and the American Constitution Society**



WED 3/18: TUPOCC teach-in on Chicago Police Torture

A Teach-In on the history of Chicago Police Torture at the John Marshall Law School.

Between 1972 and 1991, Chicago Police Department Officers tortured at least 112 African American men and youth.

Chicago Police Detective Jon Burge was primarily responsible for introducing the torture techniques, which included electric shock, suffocation, burns, beatings, use of cattle prods, use of nooses, and mock executions with guns.

This teach-in will take place at John Marshall Law School, Room 201, on Wednesday, March 18th from 12pm to 1:30pm. Please circulate to your networks. TUPOCC is collaborating with First Defense Legal Aid as well as Lyons McCray Legal LLP and Dominguez Legal Justice Center (both of which are Justice Entrepreneur Project participants). John Marshall’s Black Law Student Association and Latino Law Student Association are also co-sponsoring.

Facebook event page here:

(Folks have to rsvp on Facebook by 3/16 or bring photo ID the day of the event because of John Marshall’s security set-up.)



Ferguson & Beyond: NLG Midwest Regional Conference in St. Louis – March 20-22

Registration is now open for the 2015 NLG Midwest Regional Conference:  “Ferguson and Beyond.”  March 20-22, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The St. Louis chapter has put together a fantastic agenda centered around the events in Ferguson and the legal response.  We also will have great panels dealing with the environmental justice issues confronting our region and immigration considerations for non-citizen activistsThere will also be CLE credit available.

Now, more than ever, we need to forge strong relationships across the Midwest.  Please join us to stand in solidarity, expand your knowledge, build the Guild, and have rocking good time!

Conference information

Attached please find detailed information about the weekend, including the Friday night welcome party, Saturday night gathering, and Sunday morning meetings.

For additional information, visit:

Registration Information
To register, go to:    |  Online payment is available!

$20 | law students, legal worker, low income, community organizer
$40-60 | lawyers and others
NOTE:  Registration fee includes 2 continental breakfasts, and lunch.


For information on alternative housing, please email:

There are a number of union hotels and family-owned establishments close by to the conference site (Saint Louis University School of Law (100 North Tucker Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63101).  To verify union status of a hotel, you can always visit Unite Here!

NLG Midwest Regional 2015


Justice for All? Animal Rights Panel

Chicago viewing of
Justice for All? Race, Class, Gender, Disability and Animal Liberation

A Panel on Animal Liberation and Intersectionality

Monday, March 2
5:30 p.m.
304 S. State St.
Room 529

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Is animal rights a feminist issue? If we deny animals rights because they lack the abilities humans possess, are we being ableist? Does supporting animal liberation detract from human liberation struggles? Or could it help human rights causes?

The New York City chapter of National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Animal Rights Activism Committee is hosting this discussion with long-time activists, writers, and advocates Timothy Pachirat, pattrice jones, Christopher-Sebastian McJetters, and Sunaura Taylor. Our panelists will explore how speciesism and non-human animal exploitation intersect with other forms of oppression.

This Chicago based viewing is hosted by the Chicago Chapter of NLG’s Animal Rights Activism Committee and co-sponsored by The John Marshall National Lawyers Guild, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at the John Marshall Law School

Korematsu Day CLE Feb 10

Korematsu Day 2-10-2015Fred T. Korematsu was a national civil rights hero. In 1942, at the age of 23, he refused to go to the government’s incarceration camps for Japanese Americans. After he was arrested and convicted of defying the government’s order, he appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1944, the Supreme Court ruled against him, arguing that the incarceration was justified due to military necessity.

In honor of Fred Korematsu day, T.U.P.O.C.C. Chicago will hold a special screening of the documentary “Of Civil Rights and Wrongs” followed by reflections by panelists, Bill Yoshino, Japanese American Citizens League, Rabya Khan, Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Shubra Ohri, People’s Law Office.