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The Center for Law and Social Justice focuses on racial justice issues affecting Black New Yorkers in Central Brooklyn such as: the protection of voting rights, educational equity in the NYC public school system, and immigration rights. Founded in 1986, as a unit of Medgar Evers College, CUNY, the mission of the Center for Law and Social Justice (CLSJ) is to conduct quality advocacy, research, and advocacy training on major social justice issues affecting New York City residents.

In addition, CLSJ serves as a clinical site for law students seeking to practice public interest law, as well as undergraduates and high school students who seek to conduct community service. In FY’13, CLSJ undertook the following projects and programs:
  • Racial Justice Redistricting
  • Immigration Law Program
  • Litigation and Free Legal Counseling
Read the full annual report for FY2013

Our Mission Statement

The Center for Law and Social Justice (CLSJ) is a community-based legal organization that specializes in addressing racial justice issues. CLSJ provides quality legal advocacy, trainings, and research services in a personal manner to people of African descent and the disenfranchised.

Our Vision Statement

The Center for Law and Social Justice's vision is to be a resource for the liberation of African people in order to achieve a world that will equally distribute societies and natures wealth to everyone, such that they are able to realize their highest creative potential and enjoy their cultural, economic, political, and social rights.

To learn more about the work and how you can sustain it, read more (PDF).
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