CSU-NLG Symposium: Beyond Black Letter Law

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Watch Video - Day 1   Watch Video - Day 2   Watch Video - Day 3

Cleveland State University National Lawyers Guild will present a three-day symposium discussing the topic of movement lawyering, covering a range of topics discussed by attorneys and community members.

Day Two:  Movement Lawyering

Traditionally, the legal field is the seat of power for many of the roles in our society; from politics, finance, the corporate sector, to the judiciary. Public interest lawyers work in much-needed areas of government and social sectors providing direct service to the community. Movement Lawyering takes on a different philosophy; by using the law to align ourselves with the community, and taking direction from their leadership, and their social movements, as opposed to imposing our own leadership. This area of the legal field seeks to utilize the law to bolster the power of people, organizers, and dismantle systems of oppression to work towards transformative justice and lasting change. Today's panel will focus on speakers who have made it their life's work to help foster movement lawyering within the community they live in. 


Kevin Truitt

Anthony Alto

Terry Gilbert


This is a live event, but for those who can't attend in person, we invite you to watch the live streamed event here.  Please note, those attendees seeking CLE credit must attend in person for credit.

CLE credit: 2.0 Hours

Category: CLE Programs, General, Public Lectures, Student

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