Advocacy and Litigation: Tools for Fighting Voter Suppression

Monday, October 28
6 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law 
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago

Increased efforts to suppress citizens from exercising their right to vote have been demonstrated by way of partisan gerrymandering and in the battle over adding citizenship questions to the national census form. Our distinguished panel will discuss what can be and should be done to prevent voter suppression, including how to engage communities on this issue, what to expect from case law in the future, and which litigation efforts will help combat voter suppression.

Please join us for a reception following the program
The Annual Philip H. Corboy Lecture features prominent speakers on current issues of trial advocacy, and is open to the professional community.  The Corboy Lectures were established as part of the Philip H. Corboy Fellowship program.  The first lectures took place during the 1995-96 academic year. 

This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 1.5 hours of credit.


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Associate Dean Zelda Harris, Director of the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy
Framing the Issues
Matthew Sag, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Moderator)

Grassroots Advocacy and Systemic Change
Stevie Valles, Chicago Votes
Rucho v. Common Cause
Nick Stephanopoulos, University of Chicago
Challenges Surrounding the 2020 Census
Griselda Vega Samuel, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund
Community Lawyering and Litigation
Ami Gandhi, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
Q & A