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Yale Law School #RebLaw Conference February 17-18, 2017


Welcome to RebLaw 2017! Please follow this link for an official introduction from Professor Gerald P. López, whose book Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice serves as the inspiration and namesake for the conference. The link also contains a reading list with access to all of the articles as well as a form to join the Rebellious Lawyering mailing list.

To read about this year’s distinguished keynote speakers, Pam Palmater and Purvi Shah, please click here.

Check-in at the conference starts Friday, 2/17 at 1pm; conference ends Saturday, 2/18 at 6:30pm.

The registration fee is $35.00 and includes a vegetarian lunch on Saturday. The fee is waived for Connecticut university students (with a verifiable university email address), New Haven residents, and conference speakers and organizers. New Haven residents without a verifiable university email address will be able to register for free in person at the conference.




RebLaw 2017 Session Proposal Form
“RebLaw 2017 is being held at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut on February 17-18. We’re looking for law students to organize panels, workshops, trainings, film screenings, discussions, and other sessions that will inform, inspire, and build community.

“The Rebellious Lawyering Conference, grounded in the spirit of Gerald Lopez’s Rebellious Lawyering, seeks to build a community of law students, practitioners, and activists committed to making progressive social change through the law and building a more just, equitable, and democratic society.

“This is a preliminary form, but please be thorough in describing your proposal. The more detail you can provide, the easier it will be to determine how your session fits into the broader conference. Please submit proposals by October 11, 2016 at midnight EST. Please feel free to contact us at reblaw@yale.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns.”

Session Proposals may be submitted here.

Gerald P. López’s Rebellious Lawyering (1992) has had a lasting, far reaching influence on generations of community lawyers, starting when the lawyers were law students in law schools.

Law students at Yale Law School have organized an annual public interest law conference called RebLaw.  “RebLaw is the nation’s largest student-run public interest conference.”

RebLaw encourages law students, public interest law practitioners, and community activists to discuss “innovative, progressive approaches to law and social change… in the spirit of Gerald Lopez‘s Rebellious Lawyering.”  

True to Jerry López’s lifelong teachings, the RebLaw conferences “seek to build a community of law students, practitioners, and activists seeking to work in the service of social change movements and to challenge hierarchies of race, wealth, gender, and expertise within legal practice and education.”

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