RebLaw, the law conference with a difference, returns to ULaw’s Moorgate campus between 23-24 November for a full agenda of cutting edge topics such as mass surveillance, NDAs and the #MeToo movement, and pollution discrimination.
The RebLaw conference, organised by ULaw students, brings together law students, practitioners, and activists striving to work in the service of social change movements and to challenge hierarchies of race, wealth, gender, and expertise within legal practice and education.
RebLaw UK is the sister conference to Yale Law School’s RebLaw, the largest student-run public interest law conference in the US. In 2016, a group of students at the University of Law founded the UK version of the ‘rebellious lawyering’ conference with growing success. RebLaw UK has expanded with attendee numbers rising year on year.
Speakers this year include Satbir Singh, Chief Executive of JCWI (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) and Dr Laura Janes, legal director of the Howard League for Penal Reform. Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, parent and founder of Ella Roberta Family Foundation, will also be sharing her experience of fighting for and being successfully granted a fresh inquest into her daughter’s death with an outcome acknowledging the link between her daughter’s fatal asthma attack and air pollution in London.
The popular Soapbox will also be returning to the conference this year. Those who wish to take part get five minutes to make their case for why a particular law should be changed and will be able to debate their chosen topic with a panel. Anyone with a Weekend or Sunday ticket is welcome to apply by submitting a short outline argument (maximum of 200 words). Full details available on social media and the RebLaw website.
The Reblaw Organisation Committee commented: “We aim to provide a space for students, practitioners and other like-minded individuals to explore ways of using the law to bring about social change. RebLaw intends to inspire and inform, and offers an opportunity for discussion, collaboration, and debate.”
For full details on the RebLaw conference, please visit the RebLaw website, Facebook, or Twitter. For tickets, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reblaw-2019-tickets-75672425261