March 31, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time

Law as a Force for Good: Brownbag Discussion Series

3rd Floor Annex (Law School Building), Portland, ME

How can law be used as a force for positive change? How can we promote progressive values and social justice through the law? Come discuss these and related questions in a series of student-driven discussions, hosted by the Maine Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS).

This discussion series aims to create a space for students to critically engage with the readings assigned for Spring 1L courses and gather ideas about how the legal theories, cases, statutes, and so on can hinder or advance social justice efforts. The purpose of the discussions is *not* to review class materials towards an exam, outline, or anything else grade-directed. The discussions are meant to help students complement their academic experience with student-centered activities that give progressive human values a central place.

The discussions will center on particular ideas, decisions, rules, and other aspects of materials that have been addressed recently in the Spring 1L courses. Participants are invited to suggest particular aspects of the readings to focus on, and discussion will proceed organically. Students of all class years enrolled in any courses are welcome to attend. If you are not enrolled in 1L courses, you can email ACS to find out what has been covered recently.