SJI Monday: Lawyering for Change - A Conversation with the Attorney General of the District of Columbia

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 @ 12:10pm to @ 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Annex
Apr 03
Monday, April 3rd, 2017 @ 12:10pm to @ 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Annex

Karl Racine, D.C.'s first elected Attorney General, will be our guest at the final Lawyering for Change workshop of the year. Attorney General Racine's varied career in both the public and private sectors has expressed his longtime deep commitment to equal justice and civil rights. He has represented  indigent clients with the D.C. Public Defender Service, served as Associate White House Counsel in the first Clinton Administration and practiced white-collar and commercial litigation with leading law firms, Racine was also the first African-American managing partner of a top-100 US law firm. Please join for a discussion on being a change lawyer within different legal sectors, where one can make the most difference, how one moves from one sector to another, and the experience of running for public office.

A non-pizza lunch will be served. This event is sponsored by the Public Interest Lawyering and Leadership Committee and SJI. The Lawyering for Change series is a monthly workshop aimed at providing an opportunity for faculty, students, staff, and alumni to interact informally with each other, framed by brief remarks about an issue or topic relating to the general theme.