Panel at Yale Law Considers " ‘Officials vs. Advocates’ in Pursuit of Social Justice"

The differing ways in which government officials and advocates serve the public interest will be explored in “Collaboration, Cooperation, and Confrontation: (En)Countering Disagreement in Pursuit of Social Justice,” being held Thursday-Friday, March 3-4, at Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.

The event — the 14th annual Arthur Liman Colloquium — will bring together current and former members of the executive and legislative branches and advocates to examine their respective roles in addressing such issues as enabling access to justice, responding to environmental disasters, facilitating or discouraging migration, and encounters with the criminal justice system.

The event begins on March 3, at 4:15 p.m., with a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of government service. On March 4, the colloquium will explore the promises and limits of cooperation, as well as the utilities of confrontation and conflict, among public and private actors. The subjects to be addressed are:

• “Accessing Racial and Environmental Justice: From Katrina to BP”
• “Crossing Boundaries: Immigrants and Local, State, and Federal Governments”
• “Governing the Police and Policing Reentry”
• “Correcting Corrections”

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Those interested in attending should call 203-432-9404.

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