Welcome to NLG’s Member Recap, our monthly virtual newsletter to keep you up-to-date with the latest NLG National, Chapter, and Committee news, programs, and announcements!
New Publications and Resources
NLG Mass Incarceration Committee’s Black August Resources + Playlist
As August comes to a close, the NLG Mass Incarceration Committee has put together a collection of resources and a playlist for members and allies to commemorate Black August.
More information about Black August, alongside the resources and playlist, can be found on our Black August webpage by clicking the button below.
NLG Statement on Movement Legal Work, Collective Defense, and the Role of Law
“If limitations and biases are inherently part of the law, and if fairness in the legal system is unachievable given deeply embedded structural inequity and oppression, we should help defendants collectivize their resistance in order to create stronger, more emboldened movements.”
Open the full statement on our website by clicking the button below.
UNC Law NLG Chapter Disorientation Zine
In preparation for the incoming class of new law students, NLG UNC Law School Chapter put together this super cool zine version of our DisOrientation manual.
Check it out at the link below!
Upcoming and Recorded Webinars and Events
Upcoming and Ongoing Campaigns
Opportunities to Get Involved with NLG Committees
NLG’s Military Law Taskforce Seeking Support Updating Resources on Military Gender-Based Violence
MLTF’s Military Gender Justice Committee is planning updates on our legal memo, brochure, and self-help guide on military sexual assault and sexual harassment. We are seeking law students or other NLG members to review recent regulations and bring our several-years-old materials up to date.
If you’re interested in helping with this project, please contact Jeff Lake at email@example.com.
NLG Review is Looking for New Board Members and Editors
The NLGR is NLG’s intellectual journal which aims to publish timely, insightful articles and respond to the interests and needs of the progressive legal and activist communities. We are currently looking to expand the editorial board and have openings for the following volunteer positions:
- Managing Editor: The managing editor will work closely with the executive editor to keep track of accepted and rejected submissions, and keep tabs on various internal deadlines after the executive editor makes editing assignments. The ideal managing editor will have strong organizational skills, be available to regularly check and respond to emails, and work collaboratively with the editor in chief and executive editors to keep track of article submissions.
- Contributing Editors: Contributing editors will be responsible for preliminary review of submissions, making recommendations on whether to accept articles for publication, and editing accepted articles prior to their publication. We ask that contributing editors be able to commit to editing one to two articles per year.
This could be an excellent opportunity for academics, practitioners, and/or law students. If you are interested in any of the listed positions please contact Dalia Fuleihan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a resume and a brief statement of interest which describes your prior writing/editing experience if any.
NLG Student Spotlight: Welcome to DisOrientation Season!
The ever-incredible NLG law students are back on campus and building programs for new and returning students to engage with movement legal work. Their work directly helps grow the next generation of people’s lawyers, committed to using law as a tool to forge a more just future.
These photos are just a few of our dedicated students. We’re wishing them all the best!