If you want to use litigation as a tool for social change, join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Lindsay Nako. Lindsay will share her journey from first-generation law student to associate at a private plaintiff-side law firm, shareholding partner, and now nonprofit litigation director. Along the way, she has used litigation to protect the rights of communities of color, low-income families, LGBTQ workers, and women across the country. She’ll answer your questions on preparing for life as a litigator, the joys and challenges of small firm practice, and the power of the nonprofit legal community.
Frontline communities affected by the climate crisis and other environmental harms may pursue various legal strategies to achieve climate and environmental justice, including both domestic civil rights and international human rights frameworks. Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Maryum Jordan ’14, Climate Justice Attorney at Earthrights International, who will discuss such strategies and share some of her ongoing work with a coalition of Indigenous Tribes threatened by forcible climate displacement. Maryum will also discuss career paths for climate and environmental justice advocacy both in the U.S. and abroad.
Lunch provided. RSVP.