2015 Law for the People Convention

Calling all activists, allies, and legal professionals! Join us for the NLG's annual ‪‎Law for the People‬ Convention, October 21-25 in Oakland, CA for 5 days of panels, workshops, CLEs and camaraderie.

This year, our Keynote Speaker will be Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, and programming will address topics including housing and labor rights, racial justice, police accountability, international law, and much more.  

Registration and other details coming soon... In the meantime, check out highlights from last year's convention in Chicago, see the Summer/Fall and Winter issues of Guild Notes and the 2014 Law for the People webpage. RSVP to the Facebook event to stay up-to-date on the latest news! 

  • Apply to volunteer at #Law4thePeople 2015!
  • Request meeting space at the Convention. 

Keynote Speaker
Alicia Garza, #BlackLivesMatter co-founder

Alicia Garza is the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). She has been the recipient of multiple awards for her organizing work in Black and Latino communities, including her work fighting gentrification and environmental racism in San Francisco's largest remaining Black community. Alicia joined the NDWA after serving as Executive Director of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) in San Francisco since 2009. In 2013, Alicia co-founded #BlackLivesMatter, an online platform developed after the murder of Trayvon Martin, designed to connect people interested in learning more about and fighting back against anti-Black racism. 

In this Democracy Now! segment that aired December of last year, Alicia discusses the actions of the "Black Friday 14," the activists—including Alicia herself—who were arrested for shutting down the BART transportation system on Black Friday in San Francisco. Alicia is also featured in the cover story of the latest issue of Yes! Magazine, where she discusses the origins of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and work of the its local Oakland chapter. (Photo: Chris Wiggins)


Major Panels

In addition to major panels, convention programming will include 22 workshops, numerous CLEs, and two "hot topic" panels.

Black Power! from Ferguson to Oakland: From Service Model to a Model of Self Liberation || Law School Tuition Crisis: Causes and Strategies for Change || From ‘Right to Work’ to ‘Fight for 15’: Labor at the Crossroads, Learning Lessons, Going Forward || Violence Against Women Under State Control || Politics of Housing and the American Dream: Race, Communities, Evictions and Criminal Convictions || Advocating for Economic and Social Rights throughout the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue


Hotel Info:

Location: Marriott Oakland City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
(Near 12 St./Oakland City Center BART Station)

Special Group Room Rate: $149/night (plus tax)
NOTE: Book by Tues. Sept 29 to receive the group rate

Book your room now!

  • online at resweb.passkey.com/go/nlg2015convention
  • by phone at Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-901-6362 OR Reservations Local Phone: 1-800-454-1719 (mention code "NLG" to receive group rate when booking by phone)