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The Civil Rights Project

Hello, and welcome to YLS! The Civil Rights Project (CRP) aims to advance civil rights and social justice by providing law students with an opportunity to work collaboratively with organizations such as the ACLU, Know Your IX, National Employment Law Project, and the Orleans Public Defenders. CRP functions similarly to a clinic: We connect you with a partnering legal organization, and you conduct legal and fact-based research to advance their work. Past projects have included memos on potential challenges to habitual offender laws in Louisiana, a fact-finding trip to Houston to investigate abuses in the bail bond industry, and a detailed history of prosecutorial misconduct for federal law enforcement review. In addition to fine-tuning your legal research skills, working on a CRP project will help you to forge connections with future employers in public interest law.

This year, we are thrilled to be coordinating with Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) and the Capital Assistance Project (CAP) to bring a diverse array of projects to our members. We will also be hosting a conference (Friday, November 3) to discuss pathways to change in the field of civil rights alongside the litigators, professors, and government officials who are leading the way.

We will be hosting a welcome happy hour before Bar Review at 8:00 pm on August 30th. If you are interested in criminal justice reform, racial justice, reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, and/or immigrant rights we hope that you will join us! For more details, please join our mailing list here: https://goo.gl/forms/WiPw2zKawk3GZthI2

We look forward to meeting you!

The CRP Board

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The Civil Rights Project aims to advance civil rights and social justice by providing students with the opportunity to work collaboratively with organizations like the ACLU, Know Your IX, National Employment Law Project, and Orleans Public Defenders. Past projects have included memos on potential challenges to habitual offender laws in Louisiana, a fact-finding trip to Houston to investigate abuses in the bail bond industry, and a detailed history of prosecutorial misconduct for federal law enforcement review.

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The Yale Civil Rights Project is a support organization for students pursuing projects related to civil rights in the areas of civil liberties, critical race theory, economic justice, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and women's rights.

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