Creating your own progressive legal education
Every year the NLG publishes a “Disorientation Handbook” for law students who aren’t satisfied with a traditional legal education. In the words of Arthur Kinoy, famed Guild lawyer and author of the handbook’s introduction, the purpose of the booklet is to “provoke you to challenge traditional notions of how one must practice law and to suggest ways to make your three years of study more enriching and challenging.”
At the beginning of each academic year, many NLG student chapters organize “Disorientation” events to introduce the wider student body to the NLG and “people’s lawyering” in general. Whether this event is a quick meet-up of like-minded folks or a full-day event with panel discussions and workshops, it’s a great opportunity to find allies on campus. To learn more about organizing Disorientation events, or to order free copies of the Disorientation Handbook, contact Director of Research and Education Traci Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Disorientation events at law schools, some of our larger NLG Chapters also organize citywide Disorientations for all the law schools in their area.
2019 City-Wide Disorientation Events
- Chicago NLG Disorientation (Sept 7, 2019) at Depaul College of Law
- Philadelphia NLG Disorientation (September 14, 2019) at Penn Law
- Michigan NLG Disorientation (September 14) at Michigan Law School
- Bay Area NLG Progressive Law Day (September 21, 2019) at UC Hastings Law
- Washington DC NLG Disorientation (September 21, 2019) at Georgetown Law
- Los Angeles NLG Student Retreat (September 28, 2019) (location upon RSVP)
- NYC NLG Disorientation (September 28, 2019) at NYU Law
View the full Disorientation Manual below, or read the full PDF here!