This summer, law students, attorneys, and legal advocates from around the country are joining together to unf*ck the law. From July 8-10, 2022, People’s Parity Project (PPP) will convene our progressive community for three days of policy deep dives, skills trainings, and networking sessions — all dedicated to growing the movement of legal professionals committed to unrigging the law and building a legal system that values people over corporate profits. We’re delighted to be joined by Elie Mystal as our keynote speaker, 5-4 for a live podcast recording, and panelists who will be covering everything from unionizing legal workplaces to how to organize for state courts that work for people, not corporate profits.

Join us on Friday, July 8th through Sunday, July 10th at the Eaton Hotel in Washington, DC (located at 1201 K Street NW).

The Convening is an opportunity for progressive law students from the classes of 2022 through 2025, attorneys, and advocates to join in our mission to build a better legal system. PPP has three main goals through the event:

  • To build community among progressive law students, attorneys, and advocates
  • To provide students and attorneys with concrete skills needed to advocate for change within the legal system, both while in school and beyond
  • To grow the number of students and attorneys committed to PPP’s core issues, including court reform, state court advocacy, and building worker power

Available Ticket Types

Register to join practicing attorneys, legal advocates, and law students from the classes of 2022 through 2025 for a weekend of networking, policy deep dives, skills trainings, and more. Together, we’re building a movement to unf*ck the law — see you there.

  • [Free] PPP organizers
  • $25 students
  • $50 non-profit / government attorneys and advocates
  • $75 private practice attorneys

Scholarships are available for the registration fee and the full cost of attendance. For more information, contact

Tentative Schedule



5:00 Registration opens

6:00 Welcome reception

8:00 Dinner and keynote address



8:00 Registration/coffee

9:00 Block A

Building progressive legal power

Building sustainable movements

10:15 Networking or morning plenary

10:45 Block B

Emerging Issues in Workers’ Rights

State Court Organizing

12:00 Lunch

1:30 5-4 podcast recording

2:45 Block C

Right to Counsel

Power and role of student activism

3:30 Block D

Unionizing Legal Workplaces

Career Panel



8:00 Registration/coffee

9:30 Block E

Organizing 101

11:00 Breakout groups and campaign planning

12:30 Debrief and closing

Elie Mystal

Elie Mystal

Elie Mystal, is the Justice Correspondent for The Nation, where he writes about politics and social and racial justice. Elie’s first book, Allow Me To RetortA Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution has been on the NYT’s bestsellers list for 2 weeks. Mystal was executive editor of Above the Law, a website with around 2,000,000 unique visitors that focuses on law, courts, and justice. He’s known for writing about the law and politics, breaking down Supreme Court decisions and up to the minute coverage of Supreme Court confirmation battles.

Off the page, Mystal is a legal contributor to the More Perfect podcast, a Radiolab spinoff, on WNYC. He’s appeared regularly on MSNBC since 2018, appearing on All In With Chris Hayes, The Beat With Ari Melber, A.M. Joy with Joy Reid and Up with David Gura. On the Radio, Mystal has been a frequent guest on the Brian Lehrer Show, the Dean Obedallah Show, Signal Boost with Zerlina Maxwell. He’s also appeared on The Mike Huckabee Show, the Megyn Kelly Show, Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, and done various appearances on CNBC and Fox Business about legal industry news.

Mystal received his undergraduate degree in Government from Harvard University, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and worked as an associate at Debevoise and Plimpton from 2003-2005.


5-4 Pod

5-4 is a podcast about how much the Supreme Court sucks. It’s a progressive and occasionally profane take on the ideological battles at the heart of the Court’s most important landmark cases, and an irreverent tour of all the ways in which the law is shaped by politics.

Each week, hosts Peter, Michael, and Rhiannon dismantle the Justices’ legal reasoning on hot-button issues like affirmative action, gun rights, and campaign finance, and use dark humor to reveal the high court’s biases.

Presented by Slow Burn co-creator Leon Neyfakh, 5-4 is a production of Prologue Projects.

Diamond: $15,000+

  • Everything Gold Level sponsors receive.
  • Invitation to send an organizational representative to speak on the careers
  • Unlimited number of tickets to all sessions and events.

Gold: $10,000+

  • Everything Silver Level sponsors receive.
  • 3 tickets to the welcome reception and dinner on Friday, July 8th.

Silver: $5,000+

  • Everything Bronze Level sponsors receive.
  • Access to resumes and contact information for Convening attendees (who
    opt-in to having information shared with sponsors).
  • [Optional] Invitation to contribute 1-2 items to Convening attendee swag bags.

Bronze: $2,500+

  • Everything Patron Level sponsors receive.
  • Invitation to send 1-2 organizational representatives to the speed networking
    event on Saturday, July 9th.
  • 5 mentions on social media as Convening sponsors.

Patron: $1,000+

  • Everything Community Level sponsors receive.
  • 2 tickets to the welcome reception and dinner on Friday, July 8th.

Community: $500+

  • All Community Level sponsors will be featured in the Convening program, on
    the website page, and on poster boards throughout the physical event space.

For more information or to sponsor the Conveing, please email Molly Coleman at or Monica Samanta at

Hotel accomodations can be found at the Eaton

Attendees will recieve their discount code for the hotel after registration.

Attendees are of course not required to stay at the Eaton, but that’s where the majority of convening events will take place