NLG Scholars

Looking for a progressive legal scholar to speak at an event, give a quote for a paper you are writing, or teach you more about a specific area of law? Check out our new NLG Scholars page for a list of some of our law professors, NLG leaders, and practitioners with decades of experience!

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Challenge to Military Spying on Antiwar Activists Gains Support of Grassroots and Legal Groups

Several grassroots and legal organizations filed an "amicus" brief Wednesday in support of a widely watched lawsuit challenging the military's domestic spying against antiwar activists in the Pacific Northwest. The case Panagacos v. Towery is currently on appeal before the Ninth Circuit and, because of the Army's strenuous objection to public disclosure of documents, plaintiffs were forced to file their appeal brief last August under seal. The Ninth Circuit has not yet announced a date for oral arguments, but is expected to do so in the next few weeks.

NLG Scholars

The NLG National Office is excited to announce a new resource now available on our website called NLG Scholars -- a list of our members who are law school professors, past NLG presidents, and practitioners with decades of experience. Please take a look and keep this list in mind when you need speakers for events and conferences, legal experts to quote in media outlets, or mentors for our students and recent grads.

NLG Student Week Against Mass Incarceration

The NLG is expanding our annual Student Week Against the Death Penalty to become Student Week Against Mass Incarceration (February 29-March 4, 2016). We ask NLG Student Chapters to sign onto the National Resolution Supporting the Abolition of Prisons, and to organize events and actions at your law schools highlighting an abolitionist perspective and potential alternatives to incarceration. Join us!

10 Ways the NLG Fought for the Movement in 2015

It's been quite a year for the National Lawyers Guild. Here are just a few ways the NLG worked toward a more just world in 2015. Like what you see? Join the Guild and/or make a year-end contribution (which can tax-deductible) to the NLG today! Our work is funded by the generosity of our members and supporters. We do not accept corporate or governmental funds.

Guild Notes: Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)

Relive the 2015 Law for the People Convention with the new issue of Guild Notes! This issue includes photos and news from the October's Convention in Oakland, three new pieces from jailhouse lawyers, and articles on asylum seekers, developments on US-Cuba relations, and NLG-SF's new Prisoner Advocacy Network.

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Speaking Freely

The NLG's history now spans over three quarters of a century. To celebrate and to commemorate, the NLG National Office is proud to present Speaking Freely, a series of video interviews with Guild luminaries. Click here for the latest interviews.