Member Recap: August 2022

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

Burnout, capacity, vicarious trauma, and structural racism continue to be pressing issues for legal advocates, especially during a pandemic and civil rights uprising. This training is designed to help you rethink your approach to legal advocacy entirely that will result in increased sustainability for you as the advocate, holistic care for the people you serve, and outcomes that disrupt unjust systems.

Accessibility information: CART captioning and ASL interpretation provided

The NLG Military Law Task Force (MLTF) has begun a series of monthly CLEs on activism and advocacy through military law. Future sessions will include topics such as challenging military racism, military policy on sexual assault and sexual harassment, Army AWOL policy, and the like. For information about the September CLE or the program in general, go to MLTF announces 2022 training series: Advocacy & Activism through Military Law – Military Law Task Force (

Upcoming and Ongoing Campaigns

MLTF’s Virtual Literature TableAs a part of our commitment to learning and growing together, we invite you to join us in reading Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom by Derecka Purnell as part of an NLG-wide reading group.

We encourage Chapters, Committees, and other NLG groups to use our reading guide to organize their own reading groups and discussion circles.

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

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

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!

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