Lessons for Social Justice Lawyers: Michael Ratner, A Warrior for Justice


Add to My Calendar Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:00pm to 6:00pm


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

This event is free, open to the public, and will be held via Zoom. RSVP is required. Registrants will be emailed a link to the Zoom session prior to the event.

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September 22, 2021