(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.

Mass Incarceration Symposium

Mass Incarceration Symposium
Saturday, November 5th, 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
At the John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Room 420

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Panel

Featuring Defense Attorney MiAngel Cody; State’s Attorney Steve Rosenblum; and Federal Defender Carol Brook

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Free Lunch
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Prison Conditions Panel

Featuring Steven Shobat, Defense Attorney and Professor of Prisoners’ Rights; Nathson Fields, who has brought prison conditions lawsuits while in prison and on death row for a crime he did not commit; Jim Chapman, prison conditions litigator and teacher at Stateville Correctional Center; Dr. Scott Chavez, Vice President of National Commission on Correctional Health Care; and Alan Mills, legal director of Uptown People’s Law Center.

Click the photo for more information.

The Symposium is in conjunction with the Prisoners Book Drive.
Bring any books you wish to donate to the event!

Email jmls.nlg@gmail.com to register for CLE Credit.
Free and open to the public.
RSVP: jmls.nlg@gmail.com

Sponsored by the John Marshall Chapter of the National Lawyer’s Guild and the John Marshall Democrats

Fall 2011 is Underway

Welcome Back Guilders!

We held our first meeting today, and here are the minutes:

Disorientation occurring at Loyola Law School, 1-5pm on September 24th.  Go!

National Convention – in Philly! In October!  You should go!

COINTELPRO Movie Screening – October 7,  at 5243 N. Clark, don’t know what time yet.

The Law of Prisons Event – a panel discussion on mass incarceration, prisoners’ rights, etc.  Possibly first week of Nov. or late October.  Need to start planning!
Prisoners’ book drive will be the next week.


Next meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 2pm.  Room TBA.


2011 Board

Hi everyone! The new Board for 2011 is:

President – Katie Gaughan

Vice President – Diane O’Connell

Secretary – Shannon O’Keefe

Contact us: jmls.nlg@gmail.com

Law School Sections Under Construction

We are currently working on each of the law school chapter’s section of the website.

When we are finished each law school will be able to post event updates and general information about their school, their board members, and their mission.

Visitors will be able to keep track of updates posted from NLG Chicago and each of the individual law school chapters.

Stay posted!