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Over the last decade, the U.S. has been confronted with repeated reminders that our systems are failing. From growing wealth and racial inequalities to climate change and environmental degradation, and from economic and criminal-justice crises to a deeply dysfunctional political system, there is ample evidence that our systems are broken. This year’s Systemic Justice Conference (Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9, Pound Hall, Harvard Law School) will highlight some of the resultant systemic injustices in an effort to suggest some potential repairs.

Robin Steinberg, the Executive Director of Bronx Defenders, working at the forefront of a systemic, holistic, approach to legal defense and representation, will deliver the Conference Keynote address.

Students from the Justice Lab will present their work on the following topics:

* Campus Sexual Assault
* School to Prison Pipeline
* Qualified Immunity
* Delivering Legal Services
* Amicus Briefs
* Homelessness
* Whistleblowing

The conference will also feature several panels of academics, lawyers, and others, as well as showcase presentations by students in the Systemic Justice Course, on a wide range of topics. Here is a sample of showcase titles:

* Defects in the Toxic Substance Control Act
* A Danish-Inspired Model for Outreach Lawyering
* The Arbitration Game: Navigate your Options as a Modern Consumer

Full schedule, free registration, and more information at systemicjustice.law.harvard.edu.

Join us!


April 9, 2017
9:15 am - 6:15 pm
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Pound Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Jon Hanson
Research Program:
Systemic Justice Project
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