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October 1st, 2020

September 30th, 2020

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: DisOrientation
    Staying Radical in Law School Webinar

September 29th, 2020

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: DisOrientation
    Law School and Beyond Panel with Local Attorneys

September 28th, 2020

September 11th, 2020

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Student Org Fair
    Come learn about NLG at the Student Org Fair!

September 10th, 2020

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Student Org Fair
    Come learn about NLG at the Student Org Fair!

September 9th, 2020

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Student Org Fair
    Come learn about NLG at the Student Org Fair!

November 3rd, 2016

  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm: Screening and Discussion: The newly-released documentary, “13th”
    The newly-released documentary, 13th, focuses on the critical language of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, except as punishment for a crime. The screening will be followed by a discussion, and pizza and beer will be served!
  • 12:10pm: Portland Police Union Contract Panel
    Leaders of local activist group Don’t Shoot Portland, and Portland NLG member/civil rights attorney Ashlee Albies, will discuss recent events surrounding the controversial Portland Police Association contract, which was pushed through City Council with little community oversight and significant opposition. Lunch provided, vegan diets welcome.

November 2nd, 2016

  • 12:10pm: National Prison Strike Solidarity Panel
    The largest prison work strike in U.S. history is happening right now! Come hear from currently (via phone) and formerly incarcerated organizers of the strike in Alabama and Oregon. They’ll be talking about the 13th Amendment, prison slave labor, organizing in the face of severe repercussion, and more! Lunch provided, vegan diets welcome.

November 1st, 2016

  • 12:10pm: Racial Microaggressions Workshop

    Kasia Rutledge of Metropolitan Public Defender/Portland NLG will lead a workshop to help us unpack issues of implicit racial bias and microaggressions, and learn to have dynamic, honest conversations about race. Lunch provided, vegan diets welcome.

October 31st, 2016

March 3rd, 2016

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Defending Al-Qaeda
    Defense counsel for key members of Al-Qaeda accused of the 9/11 attacks will be presenting a panel discussion of their experiences representing America’s most notorious defendants.

February 10th, 2016

  • 6:30pm: Professional Development Workshop: Racial Microaggressions
    A good attorney knows to not make assumptions. This rule applies not only to one’s legal work, but also to one’s interactions with colleagues, clients, opposing counsel, judges and others. Thus, learning to recognize and combat unconscious assumptions that one might make is an important part of an attorney’s professional development. Please join us for a professional development workshop on a common manifestation of racial assumptions: microaggressions. Public defender and Portland NLG member, Kasia Rutledge, will help us identify ways in which our interpersonal interactions can perpetuate racism. She will also help us avoid making, or at least not acting on, our unwarranted assumptions.

February 9th, 2016

  • 12:00pm: Professional Development Workshop: Racial Microaggressions
    A good attorney knows to not make assumptions. This rule applies not only to one’s legal work, but also to one’s interactions with colleagues, clients, opposing counsel, judges and others. Thus, learning to recognize and combat unconscious assumptions that one might make is an important part of an attorney’s professional development. Please join us for a professional development workshop on a common manifestation of racial assumptions: microaggressions. Public defender and Portland NLG member, Kasia Rutledge, will help us identify ways in which our interpersonal interactions can perpetuate racism. She will also help us avoid making, or at least not acting on, our unwarranted assumptions.

October 7th, 2015

  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Vigil for Black Lives
    Join the Lewis & Clark Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Black Student Union, National Lawyers Guild (NLG), and more to honor the Black lives taken by systemic racism and its resulting police brutality and vigilantism.

    We will have food, music, speakers, and community building, and will uplift Black voices first and foremost. Please join us in solidarity.

    This event is free and open to the public! Bring your friends, and prepare your singing voice to say the names of victims with Don’t Shoot Portland!  The march from Gate 2 of Griswold Stadium parking lot to the Chapel will depart at 6:25pm.

March 19th, 2015

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: State Secrets, Security Classifications and National Security Cases-from Peshawar to Portland
    NLG and ACLU present: Federal Public Defender Steven Wax describes his experiences defending Portland Attorney Brandon Mayfield, Guantanamo inmates, and Mohamed Mohamud against terrorism charges within and without our increasingly Kafkaesque criminal justice system. Burrito Bar Lunch will be provided with vegan and vegetarian options.

    McCarty Classroom Complex 1 at Noon on Thursday March 19th.

November 21st, 2014

  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm: Second Annual Bingo Night Fundraiser
    Please join the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) for a Bingo Night Fundraiser! Each year NALSA helps send a group of passionate students to the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Conference. Come enjoy multiple rounds of bingo, prizes, and Indian Tacos! Students, practitioners, staff and guests are encouraged to attend!

October 2nd, 2014

  • Coordinator Victor Caal Tzuy 12:10pm - 1:00pm: EJA hosts a discussion of indigenous rights with NISGUA!
    Co-Sponsored by NLG, SIEL & LLS.


    Coordinator Victor Caal Tzuy will be speaking on behalf of indigenous groups engaging in resistance against the Xalalá Hydroelectric Dam in Guatemala, slated to displace thousands of residents.

    Lunch will be served. Join us in Wood Hall, Rm 7!

September 25th, 2014