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October 2 First Monday Program on History of “People’s Electric Law School”

October 02, 2013 – 

In the 1960s and 1970s, the advocacy for social justice engaged in and celebrated at Rutgers School of Law–Newark earned it the moniker the “People’s Electric Law School.”  

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, a keynote speaker and panelists will revisit those years and their lessons for today in a discussion titled “The History of Rutgers–Newark Law School’s Engagement in Legal Education” that is hosted by the Neisser Public Interest Program. The event represents the law school’s recognition of First Monday, the start of the new U.S. Supreme Court term, and is the kick-off event for the new academic year’s public interest programming.

What: “The History of Rutgers–Newark Law School's Engagement in Legal Education”
Who: Keynote: George Conk ’74, Adjunct Professor of Law and Senior Fellow, Stein Center for Law & Ethics, Fordham Law School, and author of “People’s Electric: Engaged Education at Rutgers–Newark Law School in the 1960s and 1970s”
Ollis Douglas ’72, Assistant Deputy Public Defender, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Victor Goode ’73, Associate Professor, CUNY Law, former Executive Director of the National Conference of Black Lawyers
Dale Jones ’73, Assistant Public Defender, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Donna Lieberman ’73, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union 
When: 4 – 6 pm, with reception to follow, Wednesday October 2, 2013
Where: Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark