Announcements

An Urgent Appeal from Pooja Gehi: Will You #EndPrisons?

The prison system as it exists, as a modern day extension of slavery and an institution built to sustain white supremacy and capitalism, needs to be abolished as we work towards creating new systems of transformative accountability for those who cause harm. Here are some ways your law school can participate in the NLG's Student Week Against Mass Incarceration.

New Resource: NLG Scholars

NLG Scholars

The NLG National Office is excited to announce a new resource now available on our website called NLG Scholars -- a list of our members who are law school professors, past NLG presidents, and practitioners with decades of experience. Please take a look and keep this list in mind when you need speakers for events and conferences, legal experts to quote in media outlets, or mentors for our students and recent grads.

Joint statement on the sentencing of Khalida Jarrar

Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR), Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Addameer) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) are deeply appalled at the sentencing of leading Palestinian human rights defender, Ms Khalida Jarrar, to 15 months imprisonment by an Israeli military court on 7 December 2015. She was further fined 10,000 NIS and given a suspended sentence of 12 months within a 5 year period.

Fund the movement. Remember the NLG on #GivingTuesday!

Since I joined our National Office staff as the Executive Director last January, I have been inspired by the commitment of our staff, members, committees, board, and donors to the mission of the NLG. Because of your support, for the first time in many years, the National Office is fully staffed. Celebrate #GivingTuesday by donating to the Guild to help keep the movement going strong into 2016!

NLG Groups Speak Out against U.S. Response to Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Crisis

Photo: Ethnic Kurds from Syria attempt to cross the Turkish border. John Stanmeyer/National Geographic

The Anti-Racism Committee (ARC), The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC), and the National Immigration Project (NIP) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) stand in solidarity with Syrian and Iraqi refugees who seek protection in the United States, and oppose recent actions by Congress and states to block these refugees from settling here.

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