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Virtual Event: Civil Rights in the Age of Coronavirus

The Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics presents

Civil Rights in the Age of Coronavirus:

A Talk with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law's Dariely Rodriguez, Director, Economic Justice Project and Ajay Saini, Counsel, Voting Rights Project

Thursday, April 16 | 12:10 - 1:30 p.m. | Held via Zoom

Coronavirus has and will continue to have a significant impact upon the world, our country, our communities, and the operation of our laws. Two prominent civil rights litigators will discuss legal issues and litigation related to a range of issues impacting communities of color including health equity, employment and voting rights. 

Registration is required. This event is free and open to the public. 

Registrants will be sent an zoom link to attend prior to the event.

 

PANELISTS:

Dariely Rodriguez '06 leads the Economic Justice Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s efforts to combat employment discrimination and to address ongoing economic and racial inequality through litigation, public education and policy advocacy.  Ms. Rodriguez also co-chairs the Employment Task Force of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the national umbrella organization of American civil rights groups.  She began her career clerking in the New Jersey Superior Court - Civil Division following graduation from Hofstra Law School where she was a LatCrit Scholar and the recipient of the Dwight L. Greene full tuition scholarship for minority rights advocacy.

Ajay Saini, is Counsel, in the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where he works to protect access to the ballot box, to encourage racial equity in political representation, and to ensure that the 2020 Census adequately counts historically undercounted communities. Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Mr. Saini was an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General. He led the Bureau’s education and voting rights work, and litigated several cases against the federal government, including challenges to decisions to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Mr. Saini graduated from Columbia University in 2012.

MODERATED BY:

Ellen Yaroshefsky, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics, and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development 

Co-sponsored by: Hofstra Law's Black Law Students Association (BLSA); Latino/a American Law Student Association (LALSA); Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA); South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA); and If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

For more information, contact Deborah Grattan at Deborah.J.Grattan@hofstra.edu.


The Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, founded in honor of one of the profession’s most influential legal scholars, seeks to focus the attention of law students, scholars, judges and practitioners on today’s most significant issues for the legal profession.

The Freedman Institute sponsors programs and conferences for scholarly inquiry and brings together practitioners, judges and scholars to examine critical aspects of the delivery of legal services.

It also trains law students to take responsibility for serving others, and it provides practical experiences to do so.

Monroe Freedman schooled generations of law students and implored colleagues to “make a difference.”The Freedman Institute seeks to enhance his legacy.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Cost:

No Cost

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Location:

Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


Contact:

Deborah Grattan

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