Rest & Resistance: Preserving Our Democracy while Protecting Our Peace

Hosted by Loyola University Chicago School of Law


Thursday, October 13, 2022 - Junior Faculty Development Workshop

Friday, October 14 Saturday, October 15, 2022 - SALT Teaching Conference

All who register for the SALT Teaching Conference (October 14 – 15) get free admission to the Junior Faculty Development Workshop (October 13).


Rest & Resistance: Preserving Our Democracy while Protecting Our Peace

Society has experienced so much in the last two years—a global health pandemic, ongoing attacks against Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and other marginalized communities, and deterioration of our democracy and constitutional rights. To overcome these challenges, we must reinforce the pillars of Rest & Resistance as bedrock to the fight for justice. The 2022 SALT Teaching Conference will provide an opportunity for academics and activists to explore these pillars as a framework for self-care and social justice, with the strategies, support, and resources necessary for faculty, students, and lawyers to rest and resist within a culture of systemic injustice. 

Resistance: As progressive legal educators, we are charged with teaching the law, not just as it is, but also as it should be. Yet we confront this charge at a time when members of the government and judiciary are eroding the law to advance their own interests at the expense of justice—racial justice, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights, environmental justice, and more. How do we teach “law” in this climate while resisting injustice and helping our students and communities to envision what the law can and should be for all?

Rest: A recurring tactic of oppression is to overwhelm and exhaust resistance, so that injustice is normalized. By contrast, justice thrives with tenderness and empathy, even in resistance. To prepare lawyers to sustain this resistance, we must guide them in how to sustain themselves and each other for this work with self-care of mind, body, family, and community. And to guide others, we must start with ourselves. How should principles of rest be incorporated into legal education as a systemic foundation to resistance?

This conference will provide participants with diverse opportunities to engage in broad, substantive, and supportive discussions about these twin pillars of rest and resistance for confronting injustice. Presentations will address topics such as:

  • Techniques to incorporate historical and theoretical perspectives into the law school curriculum as a tool to strengthen student critical thinking about the role of law and social justice advocacy.
  • Innovative methods to teach mindful lawyering in legal education and tools to support law students and new lawyers in developing self-care and balance in legal practice.
  • Proposals for cultivating community-lawyering efforts between law schools and social justice groups as a pedagogical priority.
  • Interprofessional approaches to social justice advocacy.
  • Best practices to disrupt racist and ableist constructs of legal education to support students and faculty with diverse learning methods.


Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Philip Corboy Law Center
25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611


Conference Costs: SALT Members: $200; Non-Members: $250, please register here.
For SALT membership, please join or renew

Registration includes SALT Teaching Conference: Friday – Saturday, October 14-15, 2022 and the Junior Faculty Development Workshop: Thursday, October 13, 2022.
Light breakfast, lunch, and snack will be provided.

Registration Deadline: October 15, 2022

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations by Noon, October 7, 2022 will receive a full refund. Cancellations after noon, October 7, 2022 will be honored for medical, COVID or travel emergencies with a credit towards the 2024 SALT conference.

Hotel Accommodations

Room Block Information:

The Whitehall Hotel
105 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
Booking Link: Conference Rate: $195/night
0.2 miles from Loyola
(312) 944-6300

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Booking Link: Conference Rate: $254/night
0.5 miles from Loyola
(312) 836-0100
Book by 9/27/2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago
300 East Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Booking Link: Conference Rate: $250/night
0.7 miles from Loyola
(312) 787-6100
Book by 10/3/2022

Please book your hotel room soon to take advantage of the room block rate. Loyola University Chicago School of Law is located near the Magnificent Mile. Please also consider using your own trusted travel website for the best accommodations and rates.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Philip Corboy Law Center
25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Hotels near Loyola University of Chicago School of  Law

Nearby hotels include:

  1. Whitehall Hotel
  2. The Drake
  3. Warwick Allerton Chicago
  4. AC Hotel by Marriott
  5. Sofitel Chicago
  6. Westin Michigan Avenue
  7. DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago
  8. Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Discounted Parking

Discounted parking (of up to 12 hours) is available on each day of the conference. The parking ticket must be validated at the front desk of the law school. 

Parking Garage: 900 N Michigan Self-Park
Enter on Walton or Rush)
900 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
0.1 miles from Loyola
(312) 915-3940

Must validate the parking ticket in the lobby at the law school where the conference is held.

Loyola Validation Rates (October 13 - October 15) 
Thursday and Friday up to 12 hours of parking $13
Thursday and Friday in after 2 p.m. and out by 2 a.m. $7
Saturday in after 7 a.m. and out by 6 p.m. $7

COVID Safety Protocol

Loyola University Chicago is continually evaluating policy related to COVID-19 in accordance with current public health guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the City of Chicago, and Cook County. Please take a look at our COVID safety protocol that states all campus visitors must provide proof that they are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster. More information will be sent through email.

Junior Faculty Development Workshop

The LatCrit, Inc./SALT/ClassCrits Junior Faculty Development Workshop (FDW) will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2022, immediately preceding the SALT Teaching Conference. The FDW is designed for critical, progressive, and social justice oriented pre-tenure professors, including clinicians and legal writing professors, as well as those who may be contemplating a career in law teaching. The FDW is designed to familiarize junior faculty with LatCrit, SALT, and ClassCrits principles and values and support them in the scholarship, teaching, and service aspects of professional success.

Call for Proposals (Deadline Closed)

The recent Supreme Court decisions underscore the necessity of mobilizing to resist attacks on our Democracy and avert Constitutional crisis. 

We welcome related topics and a variety of session formats, and encourage proposals that contemplate education and advocacy in light of recent SCOTUS decisions.  Please be advised that proposals may be combined where appropriate. 

Submit your proposals via google form by 11:59pm Pacific Time on July 18, 2022.  


FDW Conference Schedule

October 13, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. – Registration and Coffee

8:50 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions

9:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. – LatCrit, ClassCrits, SALT Introduction

9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – LatCrit Principles and Values

9:45 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. – ClassCrits Principles and Values

10:10 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. – SALT Principles and Values

Moderator: Jim Willets, NSU Shepard Broad College of Law 

10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Teaching in the Context of External Pressures and Interference


Angela Downes, UNT Dallas College of Law

Jamila Jefferson-Jones, Kansas Law

Shahd Abukhdeir, Mitchell Hamline Law (via Zoom)

Moderator: Lucy Jewel, Tennessee Law

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Break 

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Perspectives on the Job Market


Sabrina Balgamwalla, Wayne Law

Nicky Boothe, Dean of the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Veryl Pow, Golden Gate University School of Law (via Zoom)

Moderator: Sara Hildebrand, Widener University Delaware Law School

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Break

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Navigating Controversial Scholarship


Blanche Bong Cook, Loyola Chicago Law

Omar Dajani, McGeorge Law (via Zoom)

Carmen Gonzalez, Loyola Chicago Law

Moderator: Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Wayne Law

2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. – Break 

2:55 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. – Engaging in Controversial Service


Kyle Velte, Kansas Law

Teri McMurtry-Chubb, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Caitlin Barry, Villanova Law

Moderator: Ron Hochbaum, McGeorge Law 

4:10 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. - Break

4:25 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. – Pandemic Disruptions to the Path to Tenure


Sherley Cruz, Tennessee Law

Shruti Rana, Indiana University Law

Maybell Romero, Tulane Law

Cesar Garcia Hernandez, Ohio State Law (via Zoom)

Moderator: Randall Johnson, UMKC Law

SALT Conference Schedule

Plenary Session

More to come. Please visit www.saltlaw.org


Thank you to our sponsors.

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law                                                                      


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Additional Information

For additional information about SALT, visit www.saltlaw.org.

For more information or any questions, contact: Brooks Holland, Chair, SALT Teaching Conference Committee, hollandb@gonzaga.edu.