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Anti-Semitism on Campus: How can the legal community help?

April 7, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Learn how you can help empower students, faculty and community members by providing legal resources to fight anti-Jewish and anti-Israel activity.

“Anti-Israel demonstrators often break campus policies, state laws, and federally-protected rights. It is time for universities and others to work together to stop the disruptions proactively before they occur and fight back when they occur illegally.” Yael Mazar, Holding Disruptors Accountable, The Times of Israel, March 3, 2016.

  • How can the legal community assist students faced with rising anti-Semitism on campus?
  • What legal rights and recourse do students have when faced with anti-Semitism on campus?
  • What is BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)? Is it anti-Semitic? Does it breed anti-Semitism?
  • Is the debate crossing the line?
  • How can the legal professionals assist Jewish students before school disciplinary boards?


Yael Mazar, Director of Legal Affairs, StandWithUs. Before joining StandWithUs, an international Israel education organization, Yael was a lawyer at the Anti-Defamation League, and advised on effective policing at the Police Assessment Resource Center, and was an associate in the litigation department at Boies, Schiller and Flexner. Yael attended New York University Law School and Columbia University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, and as a Truman Finalist. Read Yael Mazar’s article on the subject, published March 3, 2016.

Andrew Moss, Junior, University of Michigan and StandWithUs University of Michigan Campus Liason. As a StandWithUs Campus Liaison, Andrew works with college and high school students across the state to plan and implement Israel programming.

Event Schedule:

5:30 – 6:00 Eat and Mingle (light kosher supper)
6:00 – 7:00 Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 Questions and Answers
7:30 – 8:30 Optional break-out sessions including: a) forming a hotline for university students, b) drafting anti-BDS leglislation in Michigan; and c) creating a letter-writing team to address the anti-Israel and anti-semitic bias in news reporting locally and nationally.

For a short preview of the issues to be addressed, consider watching this video: Crossing the Line 2: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus

Questions? Contact Joanna Abramson, 248-706-1700, or joanna@abramsonlawoffices.com

SPACE IS LIMITED! Register today!

co-sponsored by StandWithUs Michigan.


April 7, 2016
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Joanna Abramson


Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
6735 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
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