42nd Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium

This year’s symposium titled, Democracy from the Ground Up: The Power of People-Centered Advocacy, will examine the fragile state of our democracy. Through interdisciplinary conversations with experts, activists, and scholars across the country, we will investigate alternative modes of organizing and how the power of the collective can protect our fracturing democracy. This symposium will take the form of moderated panels on voting rights, state and local elections, labor organizing, and the future of organizing and legal strategy. This year’s symposium will be fully in-person. Click here to register! This program has been approved for 7.0 CLE credits (4.5 substantive and 2.5 ethics credits) for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit can make a payment via cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania on the day of the event or prior to the event via credit card via the online registration link in the amount of $140.00 ($70.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys). Penn Carey Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning.