The year 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark civil rights decision, Brown v. Board of Education, and the Law Review at the University of La Verne College of Law has chosen to honor the occasion by sponsoring a symposium, “Brown v. Board of Education at 60: Cause Lawyering for a New Generation”.
The symposium is slated to occur on February 28, 2014 and will explore many of the issues that cause lawyering has always raised, as well as many of the new questions that have arisen over time: What does it mean to be a “cause lawyer“? What are some of the most effective advocacy techniques that cause lawyers deploy outside of the context of litigation? How do cause lawyers affiliated with formal advocacy groups account for individual attorneys who – without regard for the organizations‘ strategic preferences – file claims on behalf of their clients who possess common legal interests? The symposium proposes to examine these and other questions by investigating cause lawyering in four specific settings: voting rights, immigration, reproductive rights, and LGBT equality.