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CUNY: Community & Economic Development

The Community & Economic Development (CED) Clinic serves community-based organizational clients—such as nonprofit organizations, worker-owned cooperatives, and tenant associations—that are creating viable neighborhood institutions and organizing for social and economic justice. Students and faculty in the clinic work with both start-ups and more established organizations and provide strategic legal services to tenant associations in support of their ongoing organizing campaigns. Students build on their skills by assisting start-up organizations with incorporation and/or obtaining tax-exempt status, as well as negotiating and drafting contracts, and counseling organizational clients on employment and governance issues.

CUNY FACULTY ON THIS CAUSE

John Whitlow
Clinical Law Professor and Alumnus class of '03
At CUNY there’s a deep commitment to using the law as a tool for social justice.
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Carmen Huertas-Noble
Associate professor, expert on alternative ownership models
Our students are changing both the face and nature of lawyering to create a diverse profession that struggles to uphold the honor of the law.
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CUNY SUCCESS STORIES IN COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CUNY SUCCESS STORIES IN COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Helping communities move forward through strategic organizational and legal efforts.

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