Civil Rights and Restorative Justice
This clinic, in conjunction with the law school’s Civil Rights and
Restorative Justice Project, aims to deepen lawyering skills required
for effective civil rights practice, including the identification and
formulation of creative remedial approaches, teamwork and organizing
ability. Students learn the dynamics of “cause lawyering” and how to
integrate legal doctrine, practice and ethics. With a national docket of
cases, students travel to consult with client
communities and investigate cases.
The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice (CRRJ) Project, founded by Professor Margaret Burnham, addresses harms resulting from the massive breakdown in law enforcement during the mid-20th century civil rights movement. Notably, CRRJ’s leadership led to a 2010 landmark lawsuit against Franklin County, Mississippi, filed on behalf of the families of two black teens killed by Klansmen in 1964.
Read about CRRJ and Professor Margaret Burnham in Northeastern Law Magazine!
For more information, contact:
Professor Margaret Burnham