January – February 2015
SPECIAL THANKS TO PLATINUM SPONSORSTHE JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SHEPARD BROAD LAW CENTER
& to GOLD SPONSORSAmerican University Washington College of Law The University of Arkansas Fayetteville School of Law Charlotte School of Law University of Denver Sturm College of Law University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Fordham University School of Law (by Faculty) The George Washington University Law School Georgetown University Law Center Howard University School of Law University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth (by Dean Bilek) Michigan State University College of Law Penn State University – Dickinson Law Penn State University Law Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law Touro Law School Vermont Law School University of Washington School of Law
The aim of the Expo is to provide diverse attendees with:
· Career and business development sessions
· Networking opportunities with current law students, lawyers, and ABA staff
· Practical skills training, including resume editing, one–on-one interviewing tips, and mentoring
· Career Development info from the substantive legal and professional ABA entities
Bulldozing the Road to Change:
Law students as architects of social justice.
“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.”
– Maya Angelou
The Norman Amaker Midwest Public Interest Law & Social Justice Retreat aims to capture the spirit of our late professor, Norman Amaker, who fought alongside leaders like Thurgood Marshall and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to transform the social justice landscape bychallenging racial discrimination during the civil rights era. Our goal is to support the future generation of public interest lawyers by teaching them the skills needed to bring about legal and social change. By increasing their awareness of inequalities in the community, we hope to inspire students to embrace social justice values. The Amaker Retreat also helps build a network of resources by exposing students to local and national public interest leaders who have made a longtime commitment to serving people who face inequality.
The theme for the 2015 Amaker Retreat is Bulldozing the Road to Change: Law Students as Architects of Social Justice. This theme was inspired by Maya Angelou who said, “The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.” Through seminars and trainings, the Amaker Retreat affords students from around the Midwest the opportunity to broaden their horizons on social reform.
The goal of the Amaker Retreat is to develop the next generation of public interest leaders who will build the bridges necessary to become stewards for society and protectors of the underserved.