Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality
The Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) focuses on issues impacting the Latino community in the United States, with the goal of developing progressive strategies for legal reform. The Center seeks to educate lawyers, law students, scholars and the general public on the status of Latinos and Latinas, as well as to advocate for expanded civil rights in the areas that affect the growing Latino population.
The Center is located at the City University of New York School of Law and is believed to be the first of its kind in the world. The Center will host events, create bibliographies, sponsor forums, and develop courses that highlight access to the legal system and explore issues affecting the Latino community. The Center will also pursue civil rights litigation opportunities and work to increase the involvement of the private bar in matters positively affecting the Latino community. The Center has two dynamic projects that focus on full equality under the law: the Language Access Project, which addresses discrimination based on language and Latino national origin and ethnicity, and the Gender Equality Project, which develops legal strategies to eliminate gender-based discrimination and its effects on the Latino community. The Law School's library will be the repository for the Center's Special Collection on Latinos and the Law.
The Center will bring together scholars and advocates for discussions and strategic planning, while making available its growing archives on Latino rights to the legal community, activists, elected officials and others in the strongest position to help Latinos and Latinas improve their position in the United States and world society.
The Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) is staffed in part by two paid CUNY Law 2L and 3L Fellows, who may apply in the Spring semester for a position in the following academic year.
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Contact and Mailing List
To join our mailing list, contact CLORE staff, or to submit items of special interest for CLORE to review and for possible inclusion on our website, please contact us by telephone at 718-340-4528 or by email.
Donate to CLORE
If you would like to support the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality, please visit CUNY School of Law's donation page. In the drop down box, note that you would like your donation earmarked for CLORE.