Please join Hofstra Law's Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics on Tuesday, October 26, at 4:00 p.m. ET for a panel discussion commemorating the life of Michael Ratner.
Michael Ratner handled some of the most significant human rights cases of his time and left a remarkable legacy of progressive and radical lawyering. His autobiography, Moving the Bar, was recently published.
Michael devoted four decades of his life to the Center for Constitutional Rights, as a staff attorney, legal director, and board president, until his untimely death in 2016. This panel of prominent lawyers who worked closely with Michael will examine his work and explore Michael’s lessons for future social justice lawyers.
Maria LaHood, Deputy Legal Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Dima Khalidi, Director, Palestine Legal
Jules Lobel, Professor, Bessie McKee Walthour Endowed Chair, University of Pittsburgh
Vince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Moderated by Ellen C. Yaroshefsky, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Freedman Institute, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University