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Law for Black Lives


We hope this finds you well! Law for Black Lives is excited to launch our second Legal Fellowship. Our 2019 fellowship will be a six month program focused on supporting lawyers, legal workers and organizers who are fighting to dismantle and divest from oppressive systems and invest in community based alternatives to our current systems. Fellows will receive funding, political education, skills training and community to turn their ideas into a reality and help support transformative social change.


We are in a unique moment where there is widespread, bipartisan agreement that our criminal legal system requires a major overhaul. As a result, we have an opportunity to redefine what keeps us safe and decide what we must invest in to make safety a reality. A broad array of policies and budgetary interventions are needed in our cities to reshape and redefine public safety away from criminalization and exploitation and towards a real vision for healthy, sustainable and thriving communities. Now more than ever, we need lawyers, working closely with their communities, to develop projects that maximize the capacity of Black communities to protect themselves, democratize the law, and build viable alternatives.

If you are a lawyer, legal worker or organizer fighting to dismantle harmful systems and create new possibilities for our communities please apply for our 2019 Fellowship. 

For more information please check our website or email us at info@law4blacklives. Applications are due on Monday, June 17th.

In struggle,

Law for Black Lives Team

Law for Black Lives
45 West 36th Street 6th Floor | New York, New York 10018
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