Center for Social Justice Initiatives

The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) released a report, Discharge, Deportation, and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation, documenting an alarming number of cases in which U.S. hospitals have forcibly repatriated vulnerable undocumented patients, who are ineligible for public insurance as a result of their immigration status, in an effort to cut costs.


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Professor Lori Nessel, Director of the Center for Social Justice

The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) is one of the nation’s strongest pro bono and clinical programs, empowering students to gain critical, hands-on experience as we provide pro bono legal services for economically disadvantaged residents in the region.

Cases and issues students work on span the range from the local to global. Providing educational equity for urban students, litigating on behalf of the victims of real estate fraud, protecting the human rights of immigrants, and obtaining asylum for those fleeing persecution – these are just some of the issues that CSJ faculty and students team up to address.

The CSJ trains future lawyers in public interest litigation, transactional legal and policy advocacy to produce legal professionals who can effect positive and lasting change. I encourage you to explore all we offer so you can become a part of making a difference in the lives of others.

Lori Nessel
Center for Social Justice