Announcing the 2021 NLG Haywood Burns Fellows!

The NLG National Office is pleased to introduce our 2021 Haywood Burns Fellowship recipients! The Fellowships sponsor law students and legal workers to spend the summer working for public interest organizations across the country in order to build their legal skills , strengthen their long-term commitment to social justice, and provide much-needed legal support to […]

NLG Minnesota Condemns MPD For Mass Arrest of Hundreds, Including Minors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: massdef@nlg.org MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-MN) and the Legal Rights Center (LRC) stand in solidarity with the hundreds of demonstrators kettled and arbitrarily arrested last night on I-94. These protesters gathered to demand that all votes be counted—a fundamental tenet of a political system that claims to […]

NLG 2021 Haywood Burns Fellowships

The application for the NLG’s Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice for Summer 2021 is now available! The Burns Fellowship is open to students and legal workers working on projects that find creative ways to use the law to advance justice. You can donate to support the next generation of people’s lawyers here! The application for the fellowship can […]

Election Organizing Know-Your-Rights and Legal Support

Election Organizing: Know-Your-Rights and Legal Support

This November, voters will turn out for a historic election taking place at the height of a global pandemic and economic downturn, which many are calling “the most important election in United States history.” The NLG views voting in this election as an action, and governors around the country have already started taking efforts to […]

NLG Statement on the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins people across the country and throughout the world in mourning the death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Our commitment to human rights is one Justice Ginsberg attempted to uphold throughout her lifetime of service, and we vehemently oppose any attempts to exploit her death as […]

Disorientation 2020 Webinars Now Available!

The NLG 2020 Disorientation webinar recordings are now available! Check out the links and resources included below.  Watch “Movement Lawyering with the NLG” and “Staying Radical in Law School” on our Vimeo page and on the NLG website. These webinars cover the culture of legal education, how to survive and thrive in law school, and how to prepare […]

Walter Riley & Boots Riley: A Father-Son Discussion on the Political Moment (Moderated by Barbara Ransby)

We’re thrilled and honored to announce this exciting event as part of the 2020 digital #Law4thePeople Convention! On Saturday, September 26 at 5pm PT/8pm ET, join us for a very special discussion between longtime NLG San Francisco Bay Area member and human rights attorney Walter Riley, and son Boots Riley, activist music artist and filmmaker […]

Register now for the 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention!

Registration for the 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention is open! Register now! The convention will take place entirely online, September 21-October 4. (There will be no programming on Sept 28 in observation of Yom Kippur.) We’re honored to announce that scholar, author, and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will be our keynote speaker! In addition, we have a great […]

NLG Southwest Region & Water Protector Legal Collective Joint Statement on Federal Troops in Albuquerque, NM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: director@waterprotectorlegal.org The Southwest Region chapters of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-SW) and Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) call on New Mexico state officials and federal officials to act quickly to halt the deployment of federal law enforcement officers to Albuquerque, New Mexico. On July 4, 2020, President Trump deployed federal agents […]