Right to Counsel Project

About Us

The Right to Counsel Project is providing academic support for advocacy related to pending City Council legislation seeking to secure a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction in New York City.  This project is part of New York Law School’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law and is directed by the Center’s Policy Director, Professor Andrew Scherer.  The Right to Counsel Project is responsible for the Impact Center’s involvement in the citywide coalition that is advocating for this right.  The Right to Counsel Project works independently as well as in consultation with academics, legal services providers, community members and others to research and obtain the most up-to-date data and information on this right to help inform advocacy and the city legislative process.

The Right to Counsel Project seeks to make research and data available to the public on the need for a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction in New York City.  The Right to Counsel Project’s website houses abstracts and copies of articles, reports and other documents relevant to the right to counsel all in one place for quick and easy access.

The Right to Counsel Project thanks the following New York Law School students for their work on these abstracts: Right to Counsel Project fellows Renee’ Daniel and Sean Farrow, and student volunteers Sherbune Paul and Maralee Sanders.