Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice

The Sorensen Center will train social justice lawyers to work from the local to the global levels, protecting rights of those affected by instability, conflict, and repression. We will advance scholarship, intellectual exchange, and advocacy for international peace and justice.

Through seminars led by Scholars-in-Residence, an annual Retreat on Communications, and global summer internship placements, the Sorensen Center will equip students with international experience and expertise to become leaders in the field. We will collaborate with other institutions around the world.

The Sorensen Center will foster the legacy of Ted Sorensen, long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy, by nurturing students committed to practicing public interest law. Ted went on to help emerging democracies embrace and carry out the principles of freedom as a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison by continuing his desire to be a servant of international peace and justice.

As the first named center at CUNY Law, the Sorensen Center will build on and enhance the Law School's 30-year tradition of training lawyers to serve the underprivileged and disempowered and to make a difference in their communities.


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Sorensen Center Opening Video Clips

Kofi Annan Keynote

International Greetings

Camille Massey

Gillian and Juliet Sorensen

Dean Michelle Anderson

Richard Goldstone

Alicia Keys


Ted Sorensen

Ted Sorensen's impact and vision for peace and justice touched lives worldwide.



L. Camille Massey
Founding Executive Director
(718) 340-4172