(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.

Anti-Eviction Campaign, Ben Austen, and Edward Voci to speak at Loyola

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign

Join in a discussion with J.R. Fleming, Toussaint Losier, and other Anti-Eviction Campaign activists, attorney Edward Voci, and Ben Austen, author of the NYT article,

The Death and Life of Chicago*”

*http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/magazine/how-chicagos-housing-crisis-ignited-a-new-form-of- activism.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Chicago has a shortage of 120,000 units of affordable housing and some 100,000 people sleeping in shelters or on the street each year. J.R. Fleming calls this a moral crisis rather than a housing crisis. Please come and explore the intersection of issues of homelessness, lack of affordable housing, and the mortgage foreclosure crisis in Chicago.

  • Loyola School of Law, 25 E Pearson(near the Chicago Red Line stop), Rm 1303 (13th floor)

  • Tuesday, June 25th, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

  • Refreshments will be served (though you need not RSVP to attend, if you email emlynr@gmail.com no later than noon on Monday, June 24th, we’d appreciate it)

John Mearsheimer Lecture

The Bleak Future of Greater IsraelA Lecture by Professor John Mearsheimer

WHEN: 6 pm, Monday, February 7th – 2011

WHERE: Kasbeer Hall – 15th Floor | Corboy Law Center  | Loyola University of Chicago School of Law | Water Tower Campus, 25 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611

One of this nation’s leading scholars, John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago. Dr. Mearsheimer’s books have helped reshape the debate on power and foreign relations. Recently Dr. Mearsheimer has attracted attention and controversy for co-authoring the New York Times best seller, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.

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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.

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