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2016 Fellows CLE Research Seminar at ABA Annual

Fellows CLE Research Seminar: Civil Rights Advocacy: Past, Present and Future Friday, August 5, 2016, 8:30-10am Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, CA Civil rights have long been a critical part of the American system of justice. From struggles for racial and gender equality to the more recent expansion of equal rights for the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities, rights claims have been central to the American struggle for equality, but their meaning has never been stable. This panel will take a wide view of civil rights: how they’re conceived of, enforced, ignored, and contested, and the ways they sometimes develop in directions their framers and advocates never imagined. Moderated by award-winning legal historian Dylan C. Penningroth (Berkeley Law & History), this panel will bring together scholars and civil rights lawyers to discuss the past, present, and future of U.S. civil rights. This program is co-sponsored by the ABA Commission on Disability Rights, ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, ABA Section of Criminal Justice, ABA Senior Lawyers Division, and the National Association of Women Judges.

2016 Fellows CLE Research Seminar at ABA Annual

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