Resistance: Our Human Rights Are Under Attack
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The Robert M. Cover Retreat brings together law students, academics and practitioners committed to the public interest to share their experiences, educate on the complexities and nuances of public interest law, network and reinvigorate their commitment to this important work. Attendees travel from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and the Southeast United States to Petersborough, New Hampshire each year for a weekend filled with exciting discussions, interesting topics, and opportunities to relax and enjoy some time away from the law school environment. It is a good chance for law students and young lawyers who are interested in progressive social justice issues to gather in community with people from all around the country to talk about progressive lawyering issues.
The retreat brings to life the vision of Robert Cover, a Yale Law School professor, and social change activist. Cover’s vision encompassed four principal goals:
- Connecting students with common goals and interests from across the country;
- Creating a network of professors, peers, and practitioners for students headed toward careers in the public interest;
- Providing a forum for discussions about change and growth pertaining to public interest law; and
- Providing a platform for change in the public interest sector and perceptions about public interest law.
This year’s retreat is at the Sargent Center in Petersborough, New Hampshire, on February 22-24, 2019.
For more information about the 2019 Retreat, please contact the student organizer: Delmarina López (Western New England University School of Law) at RobertMCoverRetreat@gmail.com.