Turning Our World Around:
New Lawyers Collaborating and Community-Building for Social Justice
Norman Amaker committed his career to achieving social justice. The Amaker Retreat promotes principles of service, invigorates the next generation of socially conscious lawyers, and provides a forum for thinking about reform, the growth of public interest law, and social change.
This year's theme, "Turning Our World Around: New Lawyers Collaborating & Community-Building for Social Justice," is inspired by the following quote from Kimberle Crenshaw, a leading force behind Critical Race Theory: "The time just feels right for somehting big to happen, something new, something profound, something meaningful to turn our world around."
The goal of the Amaker Retreat is to develop the next generation of public interest leaders who will build the bridges necessary to become stewards for society and protectors of the underserved.
For more specific information on the content of this year's retreat, please see the "Schedule of Events."
Norman Amaker and colleagues at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund behind Thurgood Marshall's desk in 1962. From left, Derrick Bell, Frank Feffron, Norman Amaker, Leroy Clark, and Constance Baker Motley.