Racial Justice Project

The Racial Justice Project is a legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional and civil rights of people who have been denied their rights on the basis of race, and to increasing public awareness of racism and racial injustice.

Racial Justice Project

The Racial Justice Project is a legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional and civil rights of people who have been denied their rights on the basis of race, and to increasing public awareness of racism and racial injustice in the areas of education, employment, political participation, economic inequality, and criminal justice. 

Upcoming Racial Justice Project Events

october

fri09oct10:00 amElection Protection Training with Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

fri16oct2:30 pm3:45 pmWorkshops on Racial Reconciliation and Healing

fri23oct2:30 pm3:45 pmWorkshops on Racial Reconciliation and Healing

november

fri06nov2:30 pm3:45 pmWorkshops on Racial Reconciliation and Healing

The Project’s work includes impact litigation, appellate advocacy, legislative advocacy, training, and public education.

Since its founding in 2006, the Project has worked to achieve its goals through the efforts of a growing number of faculty and student participants.The Project has filed amicus briefs, authored original research and publications, and served as co-counsel in lawsuits.

The Racial Justice Project has worked with Clemency Project 2014—a group of lawyers and advocates—to help the Justice Department identify federal prisoners who, if sentenced today under current sentencing laws and policies, would likely have received substantially lower sentences. Students working with the Racial Justice Project file clemency petitions on behalf of federal prisoners convicted of nonviolent drug crimes seeking to have their sentences reduced.

Professors Penelope Andrews and Alvin Bragg serve as the Project’s Co-Directors. In addition, the Project engages one or more post-graduate Lewis Steel Racial Justice Project Fellows.

Resources

The Project’s amicus briefs, testimony, and publications are available in Racial Justice Project section of the NYLS's Digital Commons archive.

Racial Justice Project  •  T 212.431.2314  •  E impactcenter@nyls.edu

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