Champions of Change
October 13, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
This event is being held by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Access to Justice Initiative and the U.S. Department of Justice.
This live-stream will be screened: Law Library, 24/7 Lounge (2nd Floor)
Thursday, October 13th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch provided by the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession.
This national, on-line conversation among law students and faculty, public service lawyers, and Attorney General Eric Holder, seeks to get thousands of future agents of legal change talking about what lawyers can do to close the justice gap. We will illustrate the range and quality of public interest lawyers' accomplishments by honoring 16 exemplar public service Champions at the White House, hoping to inspire students to add their talents to the effort to secure basic rights for all Americans.
Attorney General Holder and others at the White House are calling on law students to step up their pro bono efforts. Students will learn about the 16 Champions' work (including SLS Prof Deborah Rhode!), and then Attorney General Holder will field questions submitted electronically from these students in classrooms across the nation about how to use their legal training to help secure equal access to our justice system.
For a video of the event, please click here.
For a gallery of images from the event, please click here.
For the Department of Justice's blog post about the event, please click here.