NLG Week at UC Davis King Hall

January 26, 2009

NLG WEEK: January 26-30.
From the Ground Up: Social Movements Inspired by Everyday People.

All events take place from 12:00-1:00 in the Moot Courtoom of UC Davis Law School

Monday, January 26: Periaktos Production's Abbreviated Performance of "Clarence Darrow: Crimes, Causes and the Courtroom"
*Food provided by Zia's Delicatessen

-The performance explores Darrow's moral convictions and philosophies using personal reflections and summations from two of his most famous cases: the Loeb and Leopold Trial, in which he saved two teenaged "thrill killers" from the hangman and the Sweet Trial, in which he defended a young black family against charges of murder. Darrow was well known for his humor and the play incorporates his wit as well and his strong opinions regarding social issues of the day. Although the performance spans the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the social issues and legal concerns presented are as relevant today as they were then. See for more information on Periaktos and their performances.

Tuesday, January 27: "In the Trenches: Creating Change in the Community"
* Food provided by UC Davis Food Co-op

-Samina Faheem Sundas from American Muslim Voice
-Dean Preston from Tenants Together
-Henry Clark from West County Toxic Coalition

Wednesday, January 28: "Providing Voice to the Voiceless"
*Food Provided by Dos Coyotes

-Richard Becker from A.N.S.W.E.R.
-Brooke Anderson from EBASE
-Representative from H.O.M.E.Y. (tentative)

Thursday, January 29: "Alliances for Change: Doing together what we can not do alone"
*Food Provided by Sophia's Thai Kitchen

-Amie Fishman from Catalyst Project
-James Crouch from CA rural Indian Health Board (tentative)
-Mark Silverman from Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Friday, January 30:

-NLG Know Your Rights training informational -- Room 091, 12:00-1:00

Last year, the Midnight Special Law Collective - a non-profit Bay Area organization dedicated to providing legal training and support to activists - trained a small group of King Hall NLG members to deliver "Know Your Rights" presentations to members of the local community. These students have since created their own presentation scenarios, and took their show on the road last semester at a local Sacramento high school. Come find out how you can join NLG in demystifying the law, shattering the accepted limitations on learning, and asserting everyone's right to access and understand the law.

-Public Interest Alumni/Student Mixer-
NOTE: This event is limited to UC Davis Law students and alums
-Bistro 33, 6:00-8:00pm (Co-sponsored with HALO, KHLF, and the UC Davis School of Law, offices of Career Services and Alumni Relations)

Students of King Hall, in conjunction with the the office of alumni relations, welcome all public defenders, legal aid attorneys and other public interest alumni to join us for a networking reception designed to bring public interest attorneys together with current law students. This event will serve as the finale for a week of events sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, taking place January 26-30 in the Moot Courtroom, and a kick-off to public interest month in February. This event is sponsored by the School of Law. For more information, please contact Kirsten Hill, Associate Director of Career Service and Public Interest Career Planning at or 530-752-5135.