BLSA presents: The Future of Civil Disobedience

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 3 - 4 pm
Location: Room 170

Civil disobedience was defined by John Rawls as a public non-violent and conscientious breach of law undertaken with the aim of bringing about a change in laws or government policies. The persons who practice civil disobedience are willing to accept the legal consequences of their actions which shows their fidelity to the rule of law. As such civil disobedience, given its place at the boundary of fidelity to law, is said to fall between legal protest, on the one hand, and conscientious refusal, revolutionary action, militant protest and organized forcible resistance, on the other hand.

The Georgia State University Law School chapters of the National Lawyer's Guild and Black Law Students Association will host two discussions centered on such behavior in Georgia. These discussions will feature lawyers who have worked in the field in cases dealing with civil disobedience issues in the past and present. Our speakers will also speak to us about how we as lawyers can assist in such undertakings. Food and drinks will be provided for both events. The first will be in April 3rd at 5:00pm and the second will be on April 5th at 3:00pm.

Contact : David Emadi


Category : Law Week

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