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: jmls.nlg@gmail.com

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.)



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.



(dis)Orientation 2014 — It’s Not You, It’s Law School!




The National Lawyers Guild Chicago Chapter is proud to announce our 2014 city wide DisOrientation!!!
Saturday, October 4th @1:00 p.m.
Loyola University, Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson

DisOrientation is an event for students to discuss surviving law school with our values and commitment to social justice intact. Come meet NLG law students, legal workers, and attorneys, while attending various panels and trainings on how to become a peoples lawyer.

The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.

Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.

1-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Welcome
2:30-3:30 Student Panel
3:45-4:45 Attorney Panel
5-6 Legal Observer & Know Your Rights Trainings

Happy Hour to follow!
Clark Street Ale House
742 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
6:30 p.m.