Training attorneys to combat rising threat of anti-Semitism

Monday, November 26, 2018
 | 
Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

law booksA group that fights for the rights of Jewish students on college campuses has launched a new initiative.

JIGSAW – "Justice Initiative Guiding Student Activists Worldwide" – is the brainchild of Alyza Lewin, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center. She explains the reason she introduced JIGSAW.

"One of the things that we have found is that undergraduate law students and, quite frankly, even attorneys don't understand all of the legal tools available to combat anti-Semitism. It requires a knowledge of multiple areas of law," she emphasizes.

Specifically, the goals of JIGSAW are:

  • To provide law school students with the in-depth legal training and expertise needed to effectively combat anti-Semitism and BDS on campus.
  • To enable these trained law students to act as mentors to undergraduate students to help them more effectively address anti-Semitism and BDS on campus.
  • To educate and train the next generation of pro-Israel attorneys so they develop from first-hand experience not only a keen understanding of the necessary legal tools to combat anti-Semitism but also the motivation to remain engaged, effective advocates after they graduate law school.

The Center, she continues, will be selecting a group of 12 law students to serve as their first pilot group of JIGSAW fellows.

"They'll be selected based on their academics and their interests, but also their geographic regions of the country – because the idea will be to have these JIGSAW fellows spread out across the country so that they can assist neighboring universities," Lewin explains.

She says they want to grow the program to 50 fellows next year and to 100 after that. And then, Lewin says, as the law students graduate and become lawyers, they'll be able to continue their work.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Liberals consider it intrusive to ask a person's citizenship as part of the census because ...

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Flynn heads to sentencing, with 'Good luck' wish from Trump
  Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by train
  ACLU wants to punish assistant principal for questioning transgender
GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown
CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120M severance

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Fox's Napolitano: Trump an 'unindicted co-conspirator'
Judge orders state to give surgery to inmate who wants to be woman
Public university draws legal threat for telling fraternities they ‘do not have due process rights’
The persistence of the Islamic State
Is Disney’s $15 minimum wage hike a help or a hoax?

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Snowflakes alive, well – and protected – in Mississippi Delta

Delta State University (entrance)A watchdog group in Mississippi is troubled by a university in the state that has a policy allowing for the expulsion of students who inflict "emotional distress" on others.