In cooperation with the US Human Rights Network and Project South, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is hosting an event entitled Representing Arab and Muslim-Americans in Challenging Times.
Experts will discuss the Muslim ban, dealing with the FBI, religious discrimination, naturalization and Green Card delays, and other civil and human rights abuses against Arab and Muslim-Americans.
Speakers Include: Rachel Conner, Bruce Hamilton, Hiroko Kusuda, Laila Hlass, Azadeh N. Shahshahani, and Manzoor Cheema
Emily Baxter presented to law students on April 14, 2015, discussing her project, We Are All Criminals. Used by employers, policy makers, landlords and the general public to determine the character of an individual, criminal records can profoundly impact someone’s ability to move on and up in life. But this isn’t about those records. We Are All Criminals looks at those of us with criminal histories but no record; in other words –those of us who have had the luxury to forget our misdeeds. This project seeks to challenge society’s perception of what it means to be a criminal and how much weight a record should be given, when truly – we are all criminals.
“The School-to-Prison Pipeline" has become shorthand for the continuing failures in the education system where students of color disproportionately are over-or incorrectly categorized in special education, are disciplined more harshly, achieve at lower levels, and eventually drop or are pushed out of school, often into juvenile justice facilities and prisons. Join us along with bar leaders, leaders interested in implicit bias and its ramifications for disproportionality in education, and experts who have developed successful programs and projects across the country. The Forum brought together a national gathering of key entities and organizations to recognize ongoing research and programmatic intervention and to develop an action plan to address the components of the school-to-prison pipeline dilemma.
Many current articles and studies suggest law students need training in issues regarding cultural competence, especially in this global market. Business schools have adopted measures to address issues related to client development in a global market. The course objectives include development of cross-cultural understandings including issues related to vulnerable populations, race relations and global markets. The course will also offer opportunities to develop “soft skill” training to present a polished professional image and build confidence. The course design will include both lecture and simulation based exercises.
The Workplace Justice Project (WJP), in cooperation with the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center and the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law (JPIL), presented a conference on Low-Wage Workers in the South on the campus of Loyola College of Law in uptown New Orleans. Attendees addressed the challenges faced by low-wage workers in the South, and those who advocate and organize with and for them. Learn More>>>
Each year, NLG students all over the country come together to celebrate Student Week Against the Death Penalty. By hosting events and planning actions, students raised awareness of the unjust capital punishment system in the United States.
This course will introduce students to essential principles of community lawyering (also known as movement lawyering or cause lawyering)–a type of lawyering where attorneys work in close collaboration with community groups. Using an array of advocacy tools including litigation, community lawyering aims to build strong social movements to support long-term social justice goals. In this skills course, community lawyers will introduce the importance of negotiation skills where representation of a community group is involved and a critical social justice issue is at stake. This class is highly interactive and will provide unique opportunities to learn about local work currently in our own community.