In this Zoom webinar event, panelists will discuss how they define and understand the meaning of strategic litigation as it relates to their work in their clinics and their fields. They will share the ways in which students are able to engage in strategic litigation in their clinics in the areas of immigration, criminal justice and democracy. The panelists will discuss how students are exposed to the various ethical and strategic issues that arise when bringing cases with the goal of advancing broader change.
Featuring Phil Torrey, Director of the Crimmigration Clinic, Amir Ali, Co-Director of the Criminal Justice Appellate Clinic, and Deana El-Mallawany, Lecturer on Law in the Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic, moderated by Meredith Boak, Assistant Dean for Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.
This event is a part of the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs Speaker Series: Legal Advocacy Toolkit, a multi-part series during Academic Year 21-22 featuring cross-clinic conversations with clinical faculty and instructors who will bring a critical eye to how they employ various advocacy tools.