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Formally known as the Anti-Gun Violence Unit, the Community Justice Unit aims at expanding its efforts in curbing violence throughout the five boroughs of NYC, incorporating various initiatives focused on community education and addressing the root causes of violence before they result in poor outcomes in the community.


Through this project, students will facilitate voting rights workshops throughout NYCs boroughs and help CJU expand their citywide voting rights initiative. Students will be trained on who is eligible to vote, how to register, who are electable officials, and the roles they play in our government.


Once trained you can sign up to co-lead voting rights workshops, these workshops will take place over the summer and throughout the next school year.


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Upcoming Events!

30th Annual BLSPI Auction

April 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19 we are not able to host an in person Auction. Please check back in with further updates for the Auction and other BLSPI events.


      As survivors of human trafficking, the members of [Voice of Hope, where I completed my Fellowship summer,] are individuals who have lived through terrible ordeals.  But above all, they are bright, driven, and compassionate people who are now fighting for victims of human trafficking all over the country."


— Johana Vesga, '14, Summer 2013 BLSPI Fellow, Safe Horizon, Anti-Trafficking Program

  [My fellowship] experience provided me with a real understanding of the difference that strong representation, or even just good information, can provide."


— Heather Bristol, '15, Summer 2013 Fellow, Youth Represent

     The most exciting issue of [my Fellowship] summer was the battle to keep Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn from closing–my internship began in the midst of litigation to keep it open."


— David Karopkin, '15, Public Advocate for the City of New York

      The clients I worked with were children and teenagers who had been abused or neglected by their parents, and almost every day, they came in with new challenges, both emotional and legal, that required brainstorming, counseling, researching, and writing."


— Emily Gordon, '14, Summer 2013 BLSPI Fellow, The Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice


BLSPI Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest


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