Announcing JLR’s Fall 2018 Symposium: “Alt-Association: The Role of Law in Combatting Extremism”

The Michigan Journal of Law Reform is pleased to announce that its Fall 2018 Symposium, “Alt-Association: The Role of Law in Combatting Extremism” will take place on November 17, 2018.

The Fall 2018 Symposium will run from approximately 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. and will feature the following events.

8:30-10:00 AM | Facilitated dialogue on race and identity in the study and impact of extremism

10:15 – 11:15 AM | Can extremism be defined? If so, how?

  • David Dinielli, Deputy Legal Director, LGBTQ Rights and Special Litigation, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • A.C. Thompson, Reporter, ProPublica
  • Moderator: Don Herzog, Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM | Lunch & Keynote Address

  • Speaker: Sammy Rangel, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Life After Hate

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | How should the law approach extremist group associations?

  • Alex Kirshner, Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University
  • Moderator: Len Niehoff, Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law School

2:15 – 5:30 PM | Design Jam: Combating Extremism in Our Communities

RSVP before November 10, 2018

More information on the speakers, and the location of the events, may be found on the Symposium’s website 

For more information, comments, or questions, please contact the Symposium office at