Check the FAQ website for more information on the Civil Rights Clinical Project: Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, or get the application in Word or pdf (due in 102 Gordon Hall on Friday, October 24, 2008)
Legal Studies Department Colloquia:
Iza Hussin will speak on “New Spaces of Islamic Law: Shari’ah and Internet Fatwa” on Thursday, October 23 from 4:15 – 5:30 in Gordon Hall 303-304.
Barbara Morgan, the Law Librarian, has created a new Legal Studies Research Guide that’s much more dynamic than the previous version(im, rss feed etc.). Here’s the link:
Class listings for the department are here (in pdf) with classroom locations that were correct on Thursday, August 28, 2008. As always, up to date information can be found on Spire (http://spire.umass.edu). Note that Legal 491C and Legal 491P did not have classroom assignments as of Friday afternoon.
Most department courses are closed, please plan on attending the first class to find out how the waiting lists are being managed. Have a back up plan in case you don’t get in – many courses are full and will have no adds made.
Fathers of Conscience, Mixed-Race Inheritance in the Antebellum South by Bernie Jones, is being published in February, 2009 by The University of Georgia Press. It is “a new look at the legal and cultural implications of bequests that crossed the color line.
Movement for Justice in El Barrio
Summer Community Organizing
Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio/Movement for Justice in El Barrio is an immigrant-led multi-issue organization fighting for justice in East Harlem, New York. Movimiento was founded to fight against a voracious trend towards gentrification that is devouring low-income housing and displacing immigrant families from their homes.
Through strategies such as protests and direct action, litigation, and media outreach, Movimiento has organized tenants to achieve hundreds of repairs and has successfully challenged attempts by aggressive landlords and multi-national corporations to illegally evict them from their homes.
Movement for Justice in El Barrio is offering this exciting opportunity to young people committed to social justice and interested in spending July and August doing community organizing. The internship is 20 hours a week and pays $10 and hour. Intern’s activities will include doing outreach in the community, helping organize tenant associations and community forums, and researching community issues.
-Interns MUST be bilingual English/Spanish
-Must be between ages 15-23
-Must be able to work evenings and maintain a flexible schedule
-No organizing experience necessary
To apply please send us an email at
email@example.com including the following:
-A one-page essay on why you would like to organize for social justice
-A resume or a one-paragraph biography.
For more information call: (212) 561-0555 or email
Deadline for Applications is June 1st, 2008!!
The following courses are open for Fall 2008:
Legal 391B, Law and Social Activism, Tuesdays 4 – 6:30
Legal 397M, Law, Society and Islam, Wednesdays 3:35 – 6:05
Legal 491P, Borders, Immigrants and Refugees, Wednesday 2:30 – 5:00
Legal 491W, Muslim Women and the Law, Mondays 2:30 – 5:00
Legal 497C, Who Owns Equality?, Wednesday 7:00 – 9:30
Legal 497K, Human Trafficking, Tuesdays 4:00 – 6:30
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Subject: Progressive Summer Campaign Jobs!
There is a lot at stake for our country in 2008. We’re stuck in a war we shouldn’t be in, we’ve lost many of our bedrock civil liberties, and we’ve lost critical time debating global warming instead of doing something about it. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We have a unique opportunity to put the people back into power and turn this country around. Grassroots Campaigns is launching one of the biggest field operations in history. We are teaming up with the Democratic Party and progressive organizations like the ACLU to tackle these huge problems our country is facing today.
If you are upset with the direction that our country has headed over the last seven years, and you’d like to have a job for the summer that will allow you to impact the world each and every day—join us at our information session:
CAMPUS VISIT INFORMATION SESSION:
Date: Wednesday May 7th & Thursday May 8th;
Info session times: 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
Location: The Blue Wall
Ask for: Dan Pomeroy
Interested in attending a session?
Just let me know by emailing here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring a friend!
Or if you can’t join us there, call us here to find out more:
Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (GCI), is a national organization that specializes in building grassroots support for progressive political candidates and causes. We are currently hiring students across the country to take part in our campaigns for the summer. Grassroots Campaigns’ current and past clients include MoveOn.org, the Democratic National Committee, the ACLU, Save the Children, Amnesty International, and the League of Conservation Voters. Locations: Albuquerque; Amherst, MA; Ann Arbor; Austin; Berkeley; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, OH; D.C.; Denver; Hartford, CT; Los Angeles; Madison, WI; Morristown, NJ; Nashville; New Haven, CT; New York City; Pasadena, CA; Philadelphia; Portland; Raleigh/Durham; Santa Cruz; CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco and Twin Cities, MN!
Grassroots Campaigns is hiring graduating seniors to work full time running our campaign offices as Citizen Outreach Directors and Field Organizers through the election across the country! If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Sarah Marini:
email@example.com or visit our website
www.grassrootscampaigns.com and you can apply online. For more
information contact: Sarah Marini, (617)338-7800. OR – Join us at one of
our info sessions above to apply!