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In This Issue


Voter Registration 1964: Incident in Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Abner J. Mikva Remembered


IJA’s 58th Annual New Appellate Judges Seminar


Beyond Elite Law:

Access to Civil Justice in America


n April 28-29, 2016, IJA, in partnership with NYU Law’s Center on Civil

Justice, hosted Beyond Elite Law:

Access to Civil Justice in America, a

widely attended and well-received conference on how to address the legal needs of all Americans, including those of lower or median income who as a practical matter lack access to legal services.

Spotlight on IJA Summer Fellows 2016

Leading judges, researchers, and activists dis-


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cussed the role of pro bono programs, bar assopractice models, public service internships, law

From left: Professors Samuel Estreicher, NYU Law; Joy Radice, University of Tennessee College of Law; and Randy Hertz, NYU Law

student and non-lawyer representation, and the use of technology in addressing this gap. Hon. Jonathan Lippman ’68 (Latham & Watkins; former chief judge, New York Court of Appeals) and Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht began the program with an overview of the problem. One panel presented case studies of the limitations of proceeding pro se in immigration, employment discrimination, and bankruptcy areas, while other panels analyzed alternatives to the courts. Another, moderated by the Hon. John Koeltl of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, explored

From left: Elizabeta Markuci (Volunteers of Legal Service), Hon. John Koeltl (US District Court for the Southern District of New York), Lynn Kelly ’82 (City Bar Justice Center), John Kiernan (Debevoise & Plimpton; president, Association of the Bar of the City of New York), Karena Rahall (Court Square Law Project)

ways to expand pro bono legal services. The conference coincided with the publication

Law Professor Joy Radice. To order the book at a

of a book of the same name, edited by NYU Law

20% discount, visit and enter

Professor and IJA Faculty Co-Director Samuel

discount code beyondelitelaw at checkout.

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Estreicher and University of Tennessee College of

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March 8-10, 2017 (Wednesday-Friday)

IJA-NYU’s Center for Labor & Employment Law’s 20th Annual Program on Employment Law for Federal Judges

March 23, 2017 (Thursday)

IJA’s 23rd Annual Brennan Lecture on State Courts and Social Justice, featuring the Hon. Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court

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July 16-21, 2017 (Sunday-Friday)

IJA’s 59th Annual New Appellate Judges Seminar

IJA Report - Fall 2016  
IJA Report - Fall 2016