Last summer, law students at NYU led the effort to reform journal practices, pushing for more equitable processes and a more equitable legal profession. The #LawJournalStrike kicked off a long-overdue conversation about the racially discriminatory gatekeeping role that journals play in the field, and forced academics, lawyers, and students to think about what change might look like. Join us to discuss the lessons the strikers learned, and to hear from those who are continuing the work today.
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Nationwide network of law students and attorneys organizing to unrig the legal system and build a justice system that values people over profits.
Just learned that one of our major local law firms that is prominently featured as a sponsor of bar association events and legal aid organizations spends its days defending major corporations against veterans' mesothelioma claims. Love this for us
It bears repeating over and over and over again that forced arbitration is central to abuses of corporate power. It squelches private enforcement, and we're left with public enforcement agencies that don't have anywhere near the resources to attack these issues alone. https://twitter.com/leah_nylen/status/1600173553420099589
@FTC Chair Khan speaking at the WSJ CEO Council this AM on taking on the biggest companies: The FTC is “entirely outgunned, especially when we are up against some of the most formidable and wealthiest and most powerful companies in America."
Funding for the NLRB has been static since 2014, even as petitions to form a union are up 58% in 2022 compared with 2021.
If we don't fully fund the NLRB, the laws that protect unionizing workers go unenforced. Tell your senators that's unacceptable: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/fund-the-nlrb/
No serious person can believe that firms that make their money by defending corporations who destroy the environment and exploit workers are hostile to conservatism - they are its main defenders.
"What the Court of Appeals does affects the same sweep of life and law that the Supreme Court does. Courts like this need diversity of experience. They need judges in their collective who come in with different sensitivities and appreciations." https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/ny-state-of-politics/2022/11/29/hochul-s-chief-judge-pick-will-be-closely-watched