Flint: Water, Race, and Accountability


Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Julie Hurwitz, Goodman & Hurwitz, P.C.

In addition to representing the plaintiffs in the Flint water class actions, Julie Hurwitz is also co-counsel, on behalf of the NLG and with the Sugar Law Center, in the federal Constitutional challenge to the Michigan Emergency Manager Law (“dictator bill”), currently pending in the US Court of Appeals, and is representing the criminal civil disobedience defendants who were arrested in July 2014 protesting the Detroit mass water shut-offs.

Ms. Hurwitz is in private practice in Detroit, Michigan, a partner in the firm of Goodman & Hurwitz, P.C., where she and her partner Bill Goodman, along with associate Kathryn James, specialize in civil rights and government misconduct/§1983 litigation. She has been adjunct professor of law at the University of Detroit/Mercy School of Law between 2005-2009, where she has taught a class in Civil Rights Litigation. From 1990-1993 and again from 1997-2006, she was the Executive Director of the NLG/Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice [Sugar Law Center] in Detroit. She has successfully tried several civil rights cases to verdicts in excess of $1 million, including police misconduct, prisoner rights, malicious prosecution, wrongful conviction, failure to protect and sexual harassment cases.

Presented by the Notre Dame Law School Black Law Students Association.