Welcome to the homepage of the Lewis & Clark Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. Through its members—lawyers, law students, jailhouse lawyers and legal workers united in chapters and committees—the Guild works locally, nationally and internationally as an effective political and social force in the service of the people.
The Lewis & Clark Chapter meets periodically throughout the school year and, under a decentralized structure, works on a variety of projects to effectively promote our collective agenda. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
The National Lawyers Guild is a national non-proﬁt legal and political organization of lawyers, legal workers, law students, and jailhouse lawyers. We represent progressive political movements, using the law to protect human rights above property interests and to attain social justice.
The Lewis & Clark NLG chapter maintains a radical presence on the L&C campus. We also strive to strengthen ties between the student body and the the local and national community by supporting local activists through the Legal Observer Project and continuing to work for human rights in new ways.
Mission: (from the NLG charter) Our aim is to bring together all those who regard adjustments to new conditions as more important than the veneration of precedent; who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, farmers, and minority groups 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.
Yearly Agenda: Continuing the Legal Observer Project, continuing anti-racism trainings and initiating a Diversity Project on campus with the support of other student groups, moving forward with the Citizens Review Committee Project, possibly initiating an Innocence Project on campus, continuing to support jailhouse lawyers and political prisoners, bringing guest speakers to campus and, of course, social events.
Also see clarknlg.wordpress.com for current information.