Get some post-work drinks in your face, and some brand new knowledge in your brain! Several stations of experts on the week’s theme will be set up around the bar – grab a drink, and choose your own adventure. Each expert has a 10 minute speed-lesson, so you can get the basics or go deep. Each week features experts on a different topic, so come back next week for all-new stuff!
This week’s theme: THE LAW
So you've watched 93848757 episodes of Law & Order, but do you actually know how the laws that are passed every day affect YOUR life? Or that in New York City it is illegal to walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in your pocket? THE COURT WILL COME TO ORDER a beer, and stay for the crazy and useful law talk.
Event: 6:00 - 8:00pm (presentations will rotate, come by anytime)
Tickets: FREE with RSVP; $5 at the door
Olivia Gonzalez - Sex and Cake
The limits of religious freedom, free expression, and the same-sex wedding cake case before the Supreme Court: The Supreme Court is currently considering a case where a baker refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple because it "violated his freedom of expression" under the first amendment. Learn about the tension between religious freedom and individual rights in the case and how/whether the court will resolve it in a way that protects gay couples and other minorities in the US.
Olivia Gonzalez is an attorney at Brown Rudnick LLP. She received a masters from Oxford University where she specialized in legal approaches to encryption and internet privacy law. She received her J.D. from Fordham Law and her B.A. in Philosophy from NYU.
John Knefel - The Law Is A Weapon.
Activists arrested while protesting Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20 are facing 60+ years in prison for felony counts of rioting and conspiracy. Their ongoing trial is meant to send a clear signal to activists that prosecutors will pursue the maximum conceivable set of charges in cases of leftwing protest. Learn the best methods for resisting!
Kourtni Beebe vs. Nutribullet
Kourtni is currently in a lawsuit against the company Nutribullet. She was injured while using one two and a half years ago. She’ll be talking about what happened in her accident and the process of going forward with a lawsuit against a large company.
Kourtni Beebe is an actress from Oklahoma who’s lived in NYC for over 6 years. She’s worked on multiple productions including Inside Amy Schumer, Nightcap, Law & Order: SVU, Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, and more. She recently finished working on a film called Brittany Runs A Marathon where she doubled for comedian, Jillian Bell. She can be seen performing with her 2 sketch teams “Chillionaire” (Magnet Theatre), and “17:38” (The PIT Loft). You can also watch her YouTube series Friends After Fat Camp.
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