Vince Warren, Executive Director of Center for Constitutional Rights: Lawyers' Roles in Democratic Participation

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103
Mar 21
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103

New threats to basic rights and people’s movements call for new strategies and radical hope. Vince Warren, the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and SJI’s Spring 2017 Visitor from Practice, will inspire us to think about what can be done both inside and outside of courtrooms and legislatures. CCR’s long history of pioneering, daring and successful use of law as a positive force includes combating the illegal expansion of U.S. presidential power and policies such as illegal detention at Guantanamo, rendition, and torture; using international and domestic law to hold corporations and government officials accountable for human rights abuses; and challenging racial, gender and LGBT injustice.

Prior to his tenure at CCR, Vince was a national senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, where he litigated civil rights cases and criminal justice reform. Vince was also involved in monitoring South Africa's historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, and worked as a criminal defense attorney for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Haverford College and Rutgers School of Law.

This talk is Columbia Law School’s contribution to the Statewide Law School Access to Justice’s March for Justice Program. Students at other Law Schools are welcome to attend.  

Pizza will be served. Hosted by SJI.