The Brandeis Center has announced its fifth annual National Law Student Leadership Conference, taking place in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, February 25 – Monday, February 26, 2018. This national law student conference is part of the Louis D. Brandeis Center’s commitment and continuation of the Center’s Law Student Chapter Initiative. The conference will draw law student leaders together to exchange lessons on advancing civil and human rights.  Key topics will include campus anti-Semitism, international law, human rights, and freedom of speech.

The LDB law student chapter initiative, launched in 2014, includes 18 chapters nationwide. Last year’s annual conference brought together law students from more than half of LDB’s 18 law student chapters from across the country to meet in our nation’s capital. Participants included law students from LDB chapters at UC Berkeley, Penn, Emory, University of Virginia, and the University of Chicago and various other campuses.

Topics this year will include civil rights law; international law and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; how to use legal tools to combat anti-Semitism, including alt-right racism, white supremacy, and neo-Nazism, as well as the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions movement; combating anti-Semitism legislatively, among other topics. Students will be given the opportunity to engage with each other in a dialogue about the issues facing them as aspiring lawyers and proponents of civil rights for the Jewish people and all people through a series of lectures, panels, and roundtable discussions. With several prominent figures in academia, government, and the legal profession as guest speakers and fellow attendees, law students will be given an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and participate in discussions with multiple legal experts.

Speakers to be announced soon!

For more information or to request an application, please e-mail Aviva Vogelstein at



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