The LPE Project is proud to be one of many cosponsors of the student-designed and student-run 2024 Rebellious Lawyering Conference.
RebLaw will take place Saturday, February 24th, at 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM ET at Yale Law School.
For 30 years, RebLaw has brought together practitioners, students, and activists from around the country to discuss innovative, progressive approaches to social justice. The conference, firmly rooted in the spirit of Gerald López’s Rebellious Lawyering, seeks to build a community dedicated to challenging the hierarchies of race, wealth, gender, and expertise within legal practice, organizing spaces, and academia. RebLaw has influenced an entire generation of attorneys, civil rights leaders, social justice activists, and educators in service of liberation movements.
This year’s conference will include keynotes by Azadeh Shahshahani, the legal and advocacy director at Project South and former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and Michelle Alexander in conversation with Professor Monica Bell. Alexander authored The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, a New York Times bestseller that transformed the national conversation on criminal justice.
RebLaw will also bring 15+ visionaries to campus for panels and interactive workshops, including Dee Farmer (the first transgender plaintiff to bring a case before SCOTUS (Farmer v. Brennan) and Executive Director of Fight4Justice), Tara Houska (tribal attorney, land defender, and founder of Giniw Collective), D Dangaran (Director of Gender Justice at Rights Behind Bars), and Anthony Prince (Lead Organizer and General Counsel for the National Union of the Homeless).
The full conference program and schedule will be announced soon on their website. Lunch and light breakfast will be served, and the conference will conclude with a community happy hour at the end of the day. To attend, please register here.