Advocacy for Racial & Civil Justice Clinic Symposium: The Unfinished Work of Abolition

Click here to register and learn about the speakers. The Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic, Penn Carey 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.” The ARC Justice 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. This program has been approved for a total of 3.5 CLE credits (1.5 Substantive and 2.0 Ethics CLE credits) for Pennsylvania lawyers. 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 the online registration link in the...