Social Justice Initiatives

Students who come to CUNY wanting to make a difference need not wait until after graduation to enhance access to justice. In addition to numerous pro bono opportunities available through student organizations and the Career Planning Office, the Law School supports a number of justice initiatives that engage students, graduates and faculty in serving immigrants, citizen and non-citizen workers and assisting and empowering historically underserved communities, through the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN), the Community Micro-Enterprise Initiative (CMEI), the CUNY Law Immigrant Initiatives (CLII), and the Economic Justice Project. With yoga and meditation the Contemplative Lawyering Program offers tools for mindfulness and stress reduction to the Law School community, even as it explores new approaches to justice. The Haywood Burns Chair in Civil Rights brings prominent visiting civil rights figures to the Law School in memory of its second dean, a national civil rights scholar and activist.