This year’s celebration comes at a deeply somber time, when Black Americans disproportionately bear the unjust burden of a global pandemic and a national crisis in policing.
Today we honor the memory of our most iconic civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who possessed boundless courage and an enduring passion to better our country on behalf of people of color, and all oppressed peoples.
Take a look at NYLS’s top-performing feature stories in 2020.
NYLS has joined the American Bar Association (ABA) and other law schools nationwide in a new five-year initiative to improve U.S. police practices and oversight.
The training, which offers CLE credit, will help attorneys work effectively with clients from New York City’s diverse faith communities, in order to ensure equal access to justice for New Yorkers of all religious and secular backgrounds.
A major ruling today in Carr v. de Blasio paves the way for a judicial inquiry into the 2014 death of Eric Garner.
After years of coalition-building within the immigration law community, Mackler has become Executive Director of an innovative new nonprofit.
On August 10, Professor Alvin Bragg, Co-Director of NYLS’s Racial Justice Project, delivered oral arguments on behalf of the family of Eric Garner. The hearing—held virtually—drew widespread media coverage.
Professor Alvin Bragg will appear in court on behalf of the family of Eric Garner and police accountability advocates.
In February 2020, the Racial Justice Project published an influential report on the stark racial disparities in traffic enforcement across New York.