Since 1984, the Edward V. Sparer Symposium has been one of the Law School’s cornerstone events. By focusing on urgent social justice issues of our time, the Sparer Symposium commemorates the life and work of the late Edward V. Sparer, Professor of Law and Social Policy. The Symposium brings together academics, practitioners, community members, activists, and organizers to provide insight into the dynamic relationship between scholarship and practice in the area of poverty law.
43rd Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium
The 43rd Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.
The symposium, Nothing Works Unless We Do: Harnessing Labor’s Power, will examine the current state of labor and organizing in the United States alongside its intersecting social movements. In conversation with activists, lawyers, and scholars, we will explore how the definition of labor has evolved across time, how workers have adapted to the changing labor landscape, and how we can move collectively toward a world that prioritizes the needs and rights of workers across various communities.
This year’s symposium will be fully in-person.
This program has been approved for a total of 7.0 (4.5 Substantive and 2.5 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 in the amount of $140.00 ($70.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys). In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, evaluation forms must be completed.
Penn Carey Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning.
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