Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The 2016 NLG Midwest Regional Conference is coming up soon!

Book your travel now to Minnesota for Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3.  And, don't forget the day-long immigration CLE on Friday, April 1!

NLG Midwest Regional Conference
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
St. Paul, MN
Immigration CLE
FRIDAY, APRIL 1 , 2016
Center for New Americans
University of Minnesota Law School

Keynote Speaker:   Nekima Levy-Pounds

We are so excited to have Nekima Levy-Pounds as our keynote speaker for the 2016 NLG Midwest Regional Conference.  She will be addressing the role of lawyers and legal workers in the struggle for policing and criminal justice reform.

Nekima Levy-Pounds is a professor at University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, where she directs the Community Justice Project, and president of the Minneapolis NAACP.  She was a defendant in the recent prosecution of Black Lives Matter activists at the Mall of America, and a guiding voice in the occupation of the 4th Police Precinct following the death of Jamar Clark.  

Session Topics

Topics will include:
  • Reflections from Black Lives Matters movement support
  • Pipeline resistance and environmental justice
  • Innovative approaches to criminal (in)justice reform
  • Immigration detention
  • Regional mass defense efforts