Racial Justice Advocacy
In this project-based learning course, students work with the NYLS Racial Justice Project and the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union on cutting-edge civil rights issues. Possible projects for the course include writing a U.S. Supreme Court amicus curiae brief, working on civil rights litigation, writing and publishing white papers, and investigating claims of racial discrimination. The evening section of this course focuses on criminal justice issues. The students work on most projects as a team, but also work on individual projects. The semester begins with class meetings to discuss the projects for the year. Class meetings continue throughout the year, approximately every other week.
This upper-level course engages students in group projects focused on cutting-edge civil rights issues related to the missions of the NYLS Racial Justice Project and the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Criminal Defense; Criminal Prosecution; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution
Note: This is offered in 2 credit or a 3 credit course. Check the specific semester registration materials.