We will continue to plan actions, protests, and events to agitate for the impeachment of Brett Kavanaugh and to take back our courts and our democracy. Please stay tuned!
Listed below are some ways students across the country participated in the the initial 3-day #StrikeAgainstKavanaugh:
- American University Washington College of Law students walked out at 2:15 PM.
- New York City schools students walked out at 2:15 PM, and headed to Washington Square Park for a rally at 3:00 PM. Cardozo, NYU, Brooklyn Law, and Silberman School of Social Work students were in attendance. Students shared their stories about why this movement matters to them. Following the rally, students marched around and through the park
- Rutgers students walk-out at 2:15 to protest Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Students met in the atrium then marched to the courtyard in front of the law school to show that Rutgers stands with Dr. Ford and all of those who say #MeToo. Students were joined by faculty and deans.
- John Marshall Law School and Chicago-Kent Law School students walked out of their classes and then met up to protest in Chicago’s Federal Plaza.
- Akron School of Law students walked out of class at 2:15 EST
- Chapman University, Fowler School of Law – Students were encouraged to walk out and take the three days off to organize politically and volunteer.
- Loyola University New Orleans College of Law walked out of class and stood on the front lawn in solidarity
- Brooklyn Law School – 12:45pm – letter-writing to elected officials to demand Kavanaugh’s impeachment
- Brooklyn Law School students registered people to vote, encouraging them turn out in the midterms to hold our representatives accountable.
- Ct. Green Party candidate for Attorney General, Peter Goselin, and Western Connecticut DSA organized a rally beginning at 8am at the Hartford federal courthouse.
- New York City student organizers organizied a rally at Zuccotti Park at 4pm. #BlackFridays members will strike from work at 3pm, and then come join the rally.
- John Marshall School of Law organizers flyered about the #StrikeAgainstKavanugh outside of Justice Sotomayor’s speaking event at the Chicago Public Library
- Miami Law is planning a forum led by the professors at our school who signed the NYTimes open letter opposing Kavanaugh. Date TBD.
- University of Florida Levin College of Law students wrote a letter in solidarity with the strike that can be read here.
- Chapman University, Fowler School of Law organizers encouraged students who could not strike from their classes to wear black armbands, a “deliberate gesture back to the student movements of the Vietnam era, when those with the moral clarity to protest wrongdoing where they saw it wore black armbands to protest the illegal war in Southeast Asia.”
Schools Participating in the Three Days of Actions
- American University Washington College of Law
- Brooklyn Law School
- Cardozo School of Law
- Chapman University, Fowler School of Law
- Chicago-Kent College of Law
- City College of New York
- City University of New York School of Law
- Columbia Law School
- Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
- Duke University School of Law
- Emory University School of Law
- Florida International University College of Law
- Georgetown University
- George Washington University Law School
- Georgia Tech
- John Marhsall Law School
- Kent State University
- Lewis & Clark Law School
- Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
- Montana Law School
- New York University School of Law
- Northern Illinois University
- Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter
- Temple University Beasley School of Law
- Rutgers Law School Camden & Newark NJ
- University of Akron School of Law
- University of Denver Sturm College of Law
- University of Florida, Levin College of Law
- University of Miami School of Law
- University of Minnesota Law School
- University of North Carolina School of Law
- University of Oregon
- University of Richmond School of Law
- University of Southern California Gould School of Law
- Willamette University Law School