Monday, March 7, 2011

Social Justice Lawyering with William Quigley

Social Justice Lawyering: Lessons in Working for Change

with William Quigley, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Director of the Law Clinic at Loyola Law School

When: Wednesday, March 16th at 4:30 pm
Where: Room G90
Reception to follow.

The student Guild chapter is sponsoring his talk, which will be on Social Justice Lawyering. Bill is an extraordinary lawyer who has dedicated his life to social justice issues, from his exemplary post-Katrina legal work to his work on voting rights, death penalty, civil liberties, constitutional rights and civil disobedience. He is the author of Ending Poverty As we Know It: Guaranteeing A Right to A Job At a Living Wage and Storms Still Raging: Katrina, New Orleans and Social Justice and has also been an active volunteer lawyer with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. He is currently the legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and is the Director of the Law Clinic at Loyola University. Bill is the recipient of the Stanford Law School National Public Service Award in 2006; the NLG Ernie Goodman Award that same year; the SALT Teaching Award in 2004; and the Pope Paul VI National Teacher of Peace by Pax Christi USA in 2003. He is truly a lawyer in the best sense-- don’t miss this inspirational individual.

Co-sponsored by GPSAFC.
Open to the Graduate Community.