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Student Fellowships: from the Classroom to the Community

Fighting to help tenants remain in their homes. Working to get polluters to clean up. Helping older youth successfully transition out of foster care. These are just a few examples of the work that CUNY Law students have done as summer fellows at social justice organizations. Each summer, CUNY Law students take what they’ve learned during the academic year and use it for the greater good.

Many students come to CUNY Law with considerable social justice experience already; however, after a year of strenuous work in the classroom, these summer fellowships strengthen their skills and prepare them for their social justice lawyering careers. Not only do these positions provide students with significant experience, but they also help provide critical legal work to individuals and communities in need.

In this issue are just a few examples of those indelible experiences.

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