Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (left), was the keynote speaker at last week’s joint University of Maryland/University of Baltimore law schools human rights symposium celebrating Legal Aid’s 100th anniversary.
“I’m impressed by Legal Aid’s visionary, out-of-the-box thinking to use a human rights framework,” Henderson said. “You play an important role in the human rights movement by helping the poor by preventing illegal evictions and making sure that parents don’t lose custody. I salute Legal Aid’s efforts to build a broader understanding of human rights. Your work is vital.”
Other speakers included UM Law Dean Phoebe Haddon, UB Law Dean Phillip Closius, Howard University law professor Lisa Crooms, University of Indiana law professor Florence Roisman, ACLU executive director Susan Goering, University of the District of Columbia law professor Edgar Cahn, and UM law professor Michael Millemann. Also in the picture: Legal Aid executive director Wilhelm H. Joseph Jr.
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Maryland Legal Aid will present an in-depth presentation and panel discussions on human rights advocacy and its application locally, nationally and internationally at an April 28 symposium hosted in partnership with the University of Baltimore and University of Maryland law schools.
Panelists and speakers include experts in the fields of human rights and legal services, including Wade Henderson, Florence Roisman, Steve Sachs, Edgar Cahn, and Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell. While open to the public, this free event is targeted to attorneys, law students, law professors, legal and human services providers, and college and high school students. The symposium will conclude with a cocktail reception.
Click here for additional details and registration. Advance registration is required.