About the Civil Rights Law Project
The Civil Rights Law Project is committed to protecting and promoting civil rights and social justice. The Project allows students to assist in important civil rights legal proceedings and/or participate in exciting legal research and writing to support local nonprofit organizations dedicated to civil rights and social justice. Through such rewarding work, students are able to hone their legal skills while advancing a just and rewarding cause. The project’s ultimate goal is to promote the principles of anti-discrimination, equal opportunity, and equal justice under the law for all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or poverty.
The Civil Rights Law Project works with the following organizations throughout the year:
- American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
- Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
- Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
We have both research and internship opportunities available for all law students, including and especially 1Ls. To get involved or to join our mailing list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.