National Lawyer's Guild

National Lawyer’s Guild

"The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.

Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.

- National Lawyer’s Guild Mission Statement

At UNH Law, our chapter sponsors speakers and practicing attorneys to share their work furthering justice.

  • Freedom of Information Act Party, Oct. 8, 2014
  • Breakfast with Attorney Butler from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Apr. 9, 2014
  • EPIC's Contemporary Privacy Litigation: Challenging the Surveillance State, Apr. 8, 2014
  • Rise of the Warrior Cop: A Discussion on the Effects of Military-style Policing, Oct. 30, 2013 - We partnered with the Federalist Society to sponsor a talk about the negative consequences of increasingly militarized police forces in the United States. The speakers were Radley Balko, a libertarian from the Cato Institute, and Devon Chaffee of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union.
  • Being a Civil Rights Attorney with Mike Sheehan, Jan. 23, 2013 - A private New Hampshire civil rights attorney spoke to our chapter about his practice representing inmates incarcerated by the New Hampshire Department of Corrections.
  • UNH Law to Host Symposium on New Hampshire Death Penalty, Feb. 7, 2013

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