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At the Vanguard of Progressive Law: The National Lawyers Guild

Progressive Lawyer
November 3, 2014

Formed in 1937, The National Lawyers Guild has truly been at the forefront of progressive law since their inception both in the United States and around the world. As an alternative to the American Bar Association and as the first racially integrated bar association, the NLG has managed to both stay true to their ideals and to maintain their activist roots despite the trials and tribulations they have had to endure. Progressive Lawyer talked with Azadeh Shahshahani, the president of the NLG on what they do and why.

National Lawyers Guild Convention Will Celebrate 75 Years, Reunite Activists

October 8, 2012

Hundreds of National Lawyers Guild members and allies will gather this week to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary at the Law for the People convention in Pasadena, California.

Scholar and activist Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address and among the convention honorees will be Margaret Burnham, a professor of civil rights law who, as a young lawyer, helped secure Davis’s 1972 acquittal on high-profile charges.

Spring 2012

Included in Volume 37, Issue Number 1:

  • One law student's first legal observing experience on day one of Occupy Wall Street
  • Occupy updates from New York, DC, Chicago, and the Bay Area
  • Tennessee NLGers protest Alberto Gonzales
  • A history of legal workers in the NLG
  • Mumia, off of death row
  • The Meikeljohn Institute continues the work of Guild founders
  • Venezuela election observing

 

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