In honor of Professor Dan Givelber's outstanding contributions to the School of Law, the Givelber Distinguished Lecturer Program brings distinguished public service practitioners to the school as visiting faculty so they may share with students and faculty the challenges and satisfactions of public service practice.  This summer's lecture will be delivered by Jennifer Rosenbaum, Legal and Policy Director of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice and the National Guestworker Alliance. She will speak on "Building Power for Contingent Workers: Community Lawyering Strategies." 

Biography: 

JJennifer Rosenbaumennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum is the legal and policy director of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice and the National Guestworker Alliance. Ms. Rosenbaum has litigated labor and constitutional cases before trial and appellate courts, lead national policy campaigns, and testified before the U.S. Congress on labor issues of migrant workers. As legal and policy director, she focuses on the intersection of workers’ rights, civil rights, immigration, and constitutional law. She has developed innovative theories to defend labor and community leaders from forced labor, retaliation, and abuse of law enforcement by the police and immigration agents and to advance new forms of collective bargaining with employers on global supply chains and with the state. Ms. Rosenbaum is also adjunct lecturer at Tulane Law School.