Centers and Institutes
New York Law School’s academic centers and institutes, led by members of the faculty, are hubs of scholarly research and writing, teaching, activism, and student engagement.
Institutes and Projects
NYLS shares space with outside nonprofit organizations, allowing for the open exchange of ideas and collaborative social justice-focused projects involving faculty, students, and outside partners. These partners are part of the School’s Social Justice Hub.
The 5BORO Institute is a cutting-edge think tank that will advance fiscally responsible, equitable and creative solutions to New York City’s most challenging problems.
Ethical Shareholder Initiative
The Ethical Shareholder Project is a nonprofit that is building a platform for shareholders to make voting decisions with ethical, social, and environmental considerations in mind.
Fair and Just Prosecution
Fair and Just Prosecution enables a new generation of leaders to move beyond incarceration-driven approaches and develop policies that promote a smarter and more equitable justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility.
Fines & Fees Justice Center
The Fines & Fees Justice Center seeks to restore integrity to our justice system by eliminating the harmful and unjust impacts of fines and fees.
Safe Passage Project
The Safe Passage Project, founded by Professor Lenni Benson, is a nonprofit immigration legal services organization providing free lawyers to refugee and immigrant children in the New York City-area who face deportation back to life-threatening situations, despite their strong legal claim to stay in the United States.