"RebLaw, smashing success!"
- the New York Review of Conferences
"Originalism, schmoriginalism! Thanks RebLaw."
- Justice Scalia
"RebLaw set my thoughts on fire with the burning intensity of one thousand suns. By Odin's eight-legged horse, what an experience."
- Actual conference attendee*
Now that the 16th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference has come and gone, we have time to reflect a little.
All invented but realistic quotes aside, RebLaw this year went fantastically. And I would like to thank everyone who had a hand in its production: first and foremost, my fellow directors, who devoted nearly a year of blood, sweat and tears into making it all happen. A big round of applause is also due for Sachi Rodgers, Sharon Brooks, Robert Post, Dean Mike, and the rest of the administration for supporting us financially, logistically, and emotionally, without which the conference could never happen. A huge thanks to our panel organizers, who are responsible for all the wonderful panels and workshops that make the conference what it is. We cannot forget, either, the diligent and efficient dining hall staff, who came in on a weekend and made sure that we had a space to mingle, and that feeding 700+ conference attendees was not a giant clusterfudge. Thanks to the keynote speakers and panelists, who took time out of their busy schedules to come to Yale and speak to all of us, without payment, out of pure commitment to the cause. Thanks to T. Lee, who did all the awesome artwork. Thanks to our volunteers, who gave up their Fridays and Saturdays to usher people around just for the privilege of wearing a yellow badge. And finally, last but not least, thanks to everyone who came to the conference!!!! All more than 700 of you were an absolute pleasure to meet and to host and to exchange ideas and party with. We're so glad you could join us and hope you can come again very, very soon.
For those of you still in New Haven, leftover RebLaw apparel will be available at discount prices. Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement.
Otherwise, keep on being rebellious y'all, and we'll see you at RebLaw next year.
Reblaw Co-Director 2010
BONUS REBELLIOUS TRACK: Dead Kennedys- I fought the law