Social Justice Opportunities for Law Students
Students enjoy many avenues to participate and incorporate Social Justice into their lives at law school. Below are the many ways students can get involved.
The Access to Justice Institute strives to inspire law students toward a lifelong commitment to social justice, public interest and public service. ATJI serves as the bridge between academics and action, encouraging students to be leaders for justice.
The Center for Global Justice combines a justice-based approach to globalization with a commitment to academic excellence. Among the center's projects are a speakers series, a student fellows program and internship opportunities.
The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality aims to advance social justice by fostering critical thinking about discrimination in U.S. society and through targeted advocacy to foster equality and freedom. The center's work is divided into three units: research, advocacy and education projects.
The Public Interest Law Foundation is committed to increasing awareness of the rewards, challenges, opportunities, and needs in public interest law. Recognizing the responsibility that members of the legal profession have in working to serve severely underrepresented legal needs, PILF engages in a number of projects, including the Summer Grant Program and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
SJSJ is a peer-reviewed, student-edited journal that was founded in 2001 to promote critical interdisciplinary discussions on urgent problems of social justice, including exploring the often-conflicting meanings of justice that arise in a diverse society.