A commitment to legal issues related to civil and human rights

Established in early 2021, The Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law aims to address systemic disparities through a legal contextual lens.

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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.