April 7, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Eastern Time

Book Discussion Event: "Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations

When crisis hits—whether that be extrajudicial detention, unprompted deportation, pandemics, or natural disasters—lawyers are increasingly among the first responders, equipped with the knowledge necessary to navigate the regulations of this ever more complex world. The new book Crisis Lawyering defines what it means to engage in legal advocacy in crisis situations, sketching out this emerging field.

Join the American University Washington College of Law, the George Washington Law School, and the Albany Law School ACS Student Chapters, and the ACS DC Lawyer Chapter as we welcome panelist authors, who will share advice for those who are working in or planning to work in fields dealing with crises, core competencies, and thoughts about how the legal community can respond effectively, efficiently, collaboratively and creatively.


Christy E. Lopez, Professor from Practice, Georgetown Law Center; Author of "Responding to the (Dual) Policing Crisis in Ferguson," in Crisis Lawyering.

Richard Pinner, Associate Counsel, Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Author of “Litigation for the Homeless in the 1980s: A Look Back” in Crisis Lawyering.

Sarah Rogerson, Professor of Law, Director of the Justice Center, and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic, Albany Law School; Author of "Preparation, Crisis, Struggle, Idea: The Birth of the Detention Outreach Project," in Crisis Lawyering

Moderated by:

Ray Brescia, The Hon. Harold R. Tyler Chair in Law and Technology; Professor of Law and ACS Faculty Advisor, Albany Law School; Co-Editor of Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations

To attend this event, please click here to register.

Please note this event has been approved for 1.5 hours of Professional Practice CLE credit.

Information and Book Purchase:

You may see more about the book and purchase the book by clicking here. Attendees to the event will receive a discount code for the book.


We welcome requests for accommodation due to a disability. Please contact Albany Law School’s Center for Continuing Legal Education at (518) 472-5888 at least a week prior to the course to discuss your requirements.


If you have any questions, please submit them to, Iris Maute-Gibson, at imaute@law.gwu.edu.