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Nan Aron, President of Alliance for Justice, to Speak on “Student Activism in an Age of Right Wing Domination of the Courts”

Mary Beth Hogan ’90 of Debevoise to receive Neisser Public Interest Award

November 03, 2006 – 
The Student Action Campaign comes to Rutgers School of Law–Newark on Wednesday, November 8, with a presentation by Nan Aron, founder and president of the Alliance for Justice, entitled “Student Activism in an Age of Right Wing Domination of the Courts: A Blueprint for the Rutgers Community.” The program is sponsored by the law school’s Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Program and the Constitutional Litigation Clinic.

Nan Aron is widely recognized for her expertise in public interest law, the federal judiciary, and citizen participation in public policy. She created the Student Action Campaign (formerly known as First Monday) as an annual initiative to engage campus communities around important social justice issues. The November 8 program will include the screening of “Quiet Revolution,” described by the Alliance as a short documentary about an increasingly influential movement by ultra-conservative politicians, judges, professors, and activists to overturn popular laws protecting workers, consumers and public health, expand executive power at the expense of basic civil liberties, and impose a narrow social agenda on the country.

A reception after the program will honor Mary Beth Hogan, Class of 1990, as the recipient of the 2006 Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Award. Hogan is a litigation partner in Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York. The Neisser Award recognizes outstanding public service by a Rutgers Law School graduate who participated in the Constitutional Litigation Clinic.

What: 

Nan Aron, Alliance for Justice, “Student Activism in an Age of Right Wing Domination of the Courts: A Blueprint for the Rutgers Community”
Reception and presentation of the Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Award to
Mary Beth Hogan ’90, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 

When:  4 pm, Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Where:  Rutgers School of Law–Newark (Alliance for Justice program will take place in the 1st floor Baker Trial Courtroom and the reception and presentation in the 2nd floor Atrium.)