Past Programs

Shutting Doors: How the U.S. is Poised to End Asylum & Turn Its Back on the Persecuted

Human Rights

Shutting Doors: How the U.S. is Poised to End Asylum & Turn Its Back on the Persecuted

This webinar discusses proposed regulations that would eviscerate the current U.S. asylum system, making it effectively impossible for people fleeing persecution to obtain protection in the United States. If implemented, among other acute concerns, the rule would eliminate gender based asylum—shutting the door to anyone fleeing life-threatening persecution due to their gender, while undoing decades of legal precedent.

Under Review, Under Scrutiny, Under the Radar: The Federal Civil Rights Law Implications of the Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions in Comcast and Babb

Bias & Discrimination

Under Review, Under Scrutiny, Under the Radar: The Federal Civil Rights Law Implications of the Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions in Comcast and Babb

This webinar discusses complex legal standards (including “but-for” causation, “motivating factor,” and more) and interprets what is now required to bring certain civil rights discrimination claims as a result of the recent Supreme Court decisions in Comcast v. National Association of African-American Owned Media and Babb v. Wilkie.

Hot Topics in Free Speech and Free Press: New Controversies on the Slippery Slope

First Amendment

Hot Topics in Free Speech and Free Press: New Controversies on the Slippery Slope

This in-person program discusses several current free press and free speech controversies, including: the impact of White House criticism of the news media; the aftermath of important Supreme Court free speech rulings last spring and the likelihood of new and returning issues arising this Court term; what a more conservative Supreme Court means for free speech and free press; and where are we headed with free speech on campuses.

Barriers to Combatting Sexual Harassment In and Out of Court and Legislative Reponses in the #MeToo Moment

Labor & Employment

Barriers to Combatting Sexual Harassment In and Out of Court and Legislative Reponses in the #MeToo Moment

This webinar discusses the obstacles that plaintiffs face in bringing and prevailing on sexual harassment claims, including the applicable statutes of limitations, administrative exhaustion requirements, judicial interpretations of sexual harassment protections and application of the “severe or pervasive” legal standard, and common employer practices that fail to adequately prevent and respond to workplace harassment and limit employees’ ability to speak out and obtain relief.

Hot Topics in Free Speech and Free Press: New Controversies on the Slippery Slope

First Amendment

Hot Topics in Free Speech and Free Press: New Controversies on the Slippery Slope

This in-person program discusses several current free press and free speech controversies, including: White House threats to broadcast licenses and other criticism of the news media; the growing volume of clashes on campuses over controversial speakers; the National Football League “take a knee” movement; and a look at the free speech issues in the pending Supreme Court case involving a Colorado baker’s refusal to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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