Bringing Human Rights Home CLE

January 30, 2010

COME GET YOUR CLE CREDITS AND LEARN ABOUT BRINGING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS HOME!

Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) and the SF Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will be sponsoring a 4 hour CLE on January 30th at Golden Gate University.

Time: Sat January 30th, from 1-5 pm.

Speakers: Ann Fagan Ginger (Founder and long-time ED of MCLI) will present the overview of how international treaty and customary human rights law can be (and has been) used to meet domestic needs;
Susan Scott (co-chair of NLG/IC committee and MCLI Interim Board President) will explain how Human Rights treaty ratification could be used to enforce economic and social rights, such as the right to housing, health care, food security and human dignity.
Michael Sorgen (civil rights and international human rights lawyer from SF; plaintiffs' attorney in Bowoto v Chevron Corp) will discuss the history of the Alien Tort Statute (Alien Torts Claims Act) and how to use it to bring international human rights to US courts and corporations.

Location: Golden Gate University, 536 Mission St, San Francisco, Room #3208 (check in on first floor)

Seminar and Materials:
$100-200 for attorneys (sliding scale)
$50 for new attorneys (admitted after 11/08)
$25 for law students or paralegals