Commitment to legal issues related to civil and human rights

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law is pleased to announce that, with critical startup funding of $250,000 from the Eberly Foundation, it will create a new Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice to facilitate community-engaged teaching, research, and service. 

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Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice is to facilitate community-engaged teaching, research, and service and will serve as a hub and visible manifestation of the Law School’s commitment to legal issues regarding these issues.

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Our Projects

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With Community

The Center will advance the educational, research, and service missions via an experiential community service component.

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With Students

Law schools have a duty to train legal professionals who will work to advance the Constitution’s still-imperfect promise of equal justice under law.

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With Faculty

Engage an interdisciplinary team of experts with a racial justice and anti-subordination perspective to generate a data base of resources for community leaders.