The Politics of Lawyering in the Current Age: Legal Observing and Representing Activists


1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Gonzaga University School of Law
721 N Cincinnati St, Room 305, Spokane, WA, 99202

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Neil Fox will cover issues related to political defense of activists – free speech issues and their relation with criminal law, how political cases are different than standard criminal cases, and how they are the same in some respects, and what types of defenses have worked. He will also cover setting up a legal observer program.

Contact: Genevieve Mann at

Co-sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild NW and the Center for Justice

Neil Fox is in private practice in Seattle, focusing on criminal defense at the trial, appellate and post-conviction levels, in both state and federal court. He is currently the NW Regional VP for the National Lawyers Guild, a progressive legal organization formed in 1937 which is dedicated to the proposition that human rights are more important than property rights.