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Full scholarships for PLI's Prison Law 2010 program

Friday, August 06, 2010

Prisoners' Rights Attorneys: I would like to inform you of PLI’s upcoming program, Prison Law 2010 (, to be held on September 1, 2010. (The program will be available thereafter from the web as a streaming video.) The program chair, Professor Alexander Reinert of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and I are hoping that this program will be of use to attorneys representing prisoners in civil rights litigation, either working full-time or as part of a temporary pro bono project. The program will cover major topics of interest to attorneys representing prisoners, including: Eighth, First and Fourth Amendment claims; the Iqbal decision and its practical effect on prisoners’ rights litigation; ethical issues; barriers to recovery and strategic overviews. Also, all employees of nonprofit organizations, public interest firms, low-income or unemployed attorneys, judges, clerks, students, law librarians, elderly attorneys and others are eligible to receive a full scholarship - simply fill out the enclosed scholarship form (, include the $25 application fee, and send it back to the address listed on it by August 23rd. (After that date, please email me at The scholarship form can be used to attend our programs in person, or to watch them live on the computer via webcast. Also, groupcasts are available for offices with multiple attorneys who would like to watch the program on one screen via the web. Our hope is that we will be able to be of service to you, and by extension, the broader community, by making this program more accessible. I would be most happy to answer any questions you may have either about the program or our scholarship program, and I eagerly await your response. Best regards, Peter M. Beattie Program Attorney Practising Law Institute

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