The 2020 NLG Midwest Regional Conference is set for April 3rd-5th at Marquette University in bustling downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The programmatic portion will occur at Sensenbrenner Hall, known to some as the old law school building.
The evening of Friday, April 3rd will be a welcoming party and social mixer at The Boat House.
Saturday morning and afternoon will comprise the program of scholars, litigators and practitioners, and organizers speaking and facilitating workshops on topics including:
- Legal history of liberation movements and solidarity with anti-apartheid and other movements internationally
- Organizing to support immigrant families; representation of immigrants and activists by immigration and non-immigration lawyers
- Midwest struggles against mass incarceration
- Pipeline struggles in the Dakotas and indigenous environmental resistance movements
- DNC and mass defense discussions, including jail/legal support, Legal Observing, 1st amendment issues, surveillance landscape and countermeasures
Saturday evening will be a dinner and social nearby. Significant others are welcome.
Sunday morning will be Guild caucuses. This leaves Sunday afternoon as time for people to return home.
Registration includes light breakfast and a catered lunch at Marquette University. You can pay now via PayPal or at check-in via cash, check, or card. The rates are as follows:
- $20 – law students, legal workers, low income, community organizers
- $40-60+ – lawyers and general public (sliding scale, for those who can pay more it helps make this conference accessible to as many people as possible)
We will have a block of rooms available at a nearby union hotel at reasonable rates. Alternative accommodations will be available for those who need it.
A full program with agenda and list of speakers will be posted soon.