CRS Symposium

September 24, 2021 - September 25, 2021 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

​Please save the date for the 2021 CRS Symposium.

Rebellious Lawyering - Reverberations From One Chicano's Radical Vision

Honoring Gerald P. López

Please save the dates of September 24th and 25th, 2021 for our rescheduled CRS symposium honoring the work and legacy of our own Jerry López and a belatedly celebrating the 20th anniversary of CRS.

Gerald P. López published Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano's Vision of Progressive Law Practice in 1992. For three decades, the book has reverberated across the United States and other countries too—challenging the color-blind, experts-rule approach of conventional "public interest law" and providing an alternative radical vision for how to practice problem solving. That radical vision has triggered fundamental changes in progressive work of all sorts, in clinical and, more broadly, legal and university-wide education, and in how bloggers, journalists, professionals, and scholars debate how lawyers might most likely become co-eminent allies with clients, communities, and movements militant in their efforts to transform the world. Race, racism, and anti-racism – challenging subordination and authoritarianism in all forms – are at the center of López's vision, and UCLA Law's Critical Race Studies program (CRS) is honored to devote its 20th Anniversary Symposium to looking at rebellious lawyering past, present and future.

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