This full-day symposium will consist of several panels designed to address the legal world under a Trump administration.
Advocacy and Activism Today
February 25, 2017 - 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. Registration and Sign-In
9:00 A.M. - 9:10 A.M. Introductory Remarks - Samantha Howell, Esq.
9:10 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Creative Representation of Activists in Criminal Cases and Is There Still a First Amendment? (2 CLE, Professional Practice)
Presenters: Bina Ahmad, Esq., Kathy Manley, Esq., Mark Mishler, Esq., Prof. Donna Young
10:30 A.M. -10:40 A.M. Q& A session
10:40 A.M-11:30 A.M. Using the State Constitution and International Law to Fight Injustice (1 CLE in Professional Practice)
Presenters: Prof. Andrew Ayers, Jamil Dakwar, Esq., Prof. Sarah Rogerson, JoAnn Ward, Esq.
11:30-11:45 A.M. Q&A Session
11:45-12:45 Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00-2:50 Protecting the Rights of Immigrants and Refugees (2 CLEs in Professional Practice)
Presenters: Barbara Brenner, Esq., Prof. Sarah Rogerson, Barbara Weiner, Esq.
2:50-3:00 Q&A Session
3:10-4:00 Voter Suppression and Registration (1 CLE Professional Practice)
Presenters: Julie Ebenstein, Esq., Prof. Stephen Gottlieb
4:00-4:10 Q&A Session
4:20-5:45 Zealous Advocacy in Difficult Times (1.5 CLEs in Professional Practice)
Presenters: Prof. Margaret Burnham, Mark Mishler, Esq., Barbara Smith
5:45-5:55 Q&A Session
5:55-6:00 Closing Remarks
The symposium is free and open to the public.
*Albany Law School is the nation’s oldest, private, independent law school and does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party. This event is intended to be a neutral, academically enriching educational event where political fundraising is prohibited.