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Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-In & Training: Mobilizing for Justice in an Unjust World

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-In & Training: 

Mobilizing for Justice in an Unjust World

Saturday, January 13, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

UC Irvine School of Law (map)

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This event is an opportunity for UC Irvine School of Law faculty, staff, students, alumni, local attorneys and community organizers to come together to discuss the opportunities to advocate for justice in a variety of legal practices. The event involves not only discussion, but also a call to action for those concerned about the effects of those current government decisions at local, state, and national levels that impact civil rights; the criminal justice system; immigrants; housing; education; cybersecurity; and the rights of organizers to speak and assemble.


Training will be provided for attorneys and community members interested in serving as Legal Observers at demonstrations and other events held around Southern California where protesters and/or event organizers are concerned about First Amendment rights.  


The plenary session will be recorded and made available to the UCI Law community within 72 hours of the event. Breakout sessions, however, will only be recorded upon request and with the permission of the panelists.



Schedule of Events


I. 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — Opening Plenary 

Featuring Dean L. Song Richardson and community activists


II. 9:45 a.m – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions


Session 1 (choose 1) — 9:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.


A. Legal Observer Training (Please note: The same training will be offered during both sessions. Interested participants should sign up for just one session.)

Attorney Ameena Qazi, Mirza Law Office and Consulting


B. Cyber Law

Net Neutrality, Fake News and Freedom of Speech: What to Know About Today’s Media Environment, and How to Make It Better

Prof. Jack Lerner


C. Criminal Justice Reform

Race and the Criminal Justice System

Dean L. Song Richardson, Prof. Mario Barnes, Prof. Alexandra Natapoff, Scott Sanders, Orange County Public Defender’s Office



Session 2 (choose 1) — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


A. Legal Observer Training (Please note: The same training will be offered during both sessions. Interested participants should sign up for just one session.)

Attorney Ameena Qazi, Mirza Law Office and Consulting


B. Education Law 

Transgender Student Rights

Prof. Jonathan Glater; Alisa Hartz, Public Counsel, UCI Law Alum ’12 


C. Immigration Law

Family Separation in the Context of Asylum Law

Prof. Annie Lai; Erika Pinheiro, Al Otro Lado


D. Housing

Homelessness: Problems and Solutions

Prof. Bob Solomon; Eve Garrow, ACLU of Southern California; Catherine Sweetser, Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP




This event includes sessions approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.


For more event details, please email: Jillian Henry at jhenry@law.uci.edu


To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email: Jillian Henry at jhenry@law.uci.edu