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CUNY: Economic Justice

Students in the Economic Justice Project provide direct representation to hundreds of CUNY undergraduates fighting to keep their public assistance benefits and to advance their right to pursue college educations. From its inception, the EJP has worked in close collaboration with the Welfare Rights Initiative, a grass-roots community organization based at Hunter College. WRI and the EJP have engaged together in a broad array of advocacy, educational, and social change activity that includes individual representation permitting over 1,500 CUNY students to remain in school, organizing, public education, and legislative advocacy that recently yielded progressive reforms to state and local welfare laws.

CUNY FACULTY ON THIS CAUSE

Lynn Lu
Clinical Law Professor
We have such a lack of access to justice in this country and so many resources being poured toward organizations that are already very powerful and privileged.
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Stephen Loffredo
Professor
We encourage our students to think creatively about the ways in which law and its practitioners can contribute to movement for progressive social change.
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CUNY SUCCESS STORIES IN ECONOMIC JUSTICE

CUNY SUCCESS STORIES IN ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Read how students and alumni have worked tirelessly to reform state and local welfare laws.

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