Advocacy for Racial & Civil Justice Clinic Launch:
The Unfinished Work of Abolition
The Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic, the Law School’s newest in-house clinic, invites you to celebrate its launch at a convening on February 3, 2023, from 12:30-5:30 pm at the Law School entitled “The Unfinished Work of Abolition.” Lunch will be provided beginning at noon for those who register. A reception will follow the keynote address in the Haaga Lounge.
The clinic provides students with hands-on experience working in civil rights litigation and policy advocacy to combat systemic racism and is directed by Practice Associate Professor Cara McClellan.
The launch event will feature three panel discussions and a keynote talk by Professor Dorothy Roberts. The first panel will focus on how the legacy of slavery impacts the criminal justice system in the United States. Speakers will apply an abolitionist approach to envision new systems of public safety. The second panel will focus on education and the ways that our country’s history of racial segregation and unequal funding shape inequity today. The final panel will imagine how to use legal and organizing strategies to design a third reconstruction and ensure equal citizenship. Professor Roberts will consider the U.S. Constitution as an abolitionist document and discuss how activists might build a new abolition constitutionalism today.
Location: Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium. CLE credit will be available.