The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is dedicated to progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. It was founded in 1937 as the first racially integrated U.S. bar association.

Student chapters of NLG sponsor annual events like Disorientation, which provides progressive law students with a sense of community and support in an educational environment that can often feel alienating and disheartening. We also train students on how to monitor police misconduct so they can volunteer as Legal Observers at local protests.

Recent Events

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Brown Bag Lunch with Sharone Mitchell

Flyer for Event with Sharone Mitchell, Cook County Public Defender on October 4, 2022

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  • Date: Oct 04, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Speakers: Sharone Mitchell, Cook County PUblic Defender
  • Location: Morris Hall (10th floor)

Brown Bag Lunch with the Cook County Public Defender, Sharone Mitchell. Come with your lunch & some questions to ask him! Keep an eye out for more brown bag lunches throughout the year

Event co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent Black Law Students Association, Criminal Law Society, Kent Justice Foundation, National Lawyers Guild, and Public Interest Center

Progressive Happy Hour

Progressive Happy Hour Flyer

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  • Date: Sep 22, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Location: Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Come mix and mingle with members of Chicago-Kent’s Politically Progressive Student Organizations.

Drinks available for purchase. Non-alcoholic drinks also available.

Co-hosted by Chicago-Kent Chapters of ACS, ACLU, ELS, KJF, NLG, and REAA

The Chicago Gang Database and Deportation: A Panel Discussion

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  • Date: Mar 05, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Speakers: Sheila Bedi, Irene Romulo, Claudia Valenzuela
  • Location: Auditorium

NLG Flyer - Mass Incarceration EventsPlease join National Lawyers Guild – Chicago-Kent Chapter for a panel discussion about the Chicago gang database and how ICE is using it for immigration enforcement. Officially known as the Strategic Subject List (SSL), the gang database is a “predictive policing” tool that CPD uses to surveil and target black and brown communities. The content of this deeply flawed database is being shared with ICE, leading to arrests, detention, and deportation actions against Chicago residents.

Activists and lawyers from Organized Communities Against Deportations, The Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center, and Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, working in various capacities on this issue, will share their experience and insight. (more…)

Recent Updates

Chicago-Kent National Lawyers Guild Responds to Mayor Lightfoot’s Choice For Chicago’s Next Police Superintendent

On April 2, 2020, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a press conference announcing her pick for Chicago’s Next Police Superintendent — David Brown. Lightfoot stood proudly next to the former Dallas PD Chief despite his history of drone-bombing civilians. In her press conference, Lightfoot highlighted Brown’s “track record of integrity, honor and legitimacy” as a … Continue reading Chicago-Kent National Lawyers Guild Responds to Mayor Lightfoot’s Choice For Chicago’s Next Police Superintendent

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