Race and the Law

Race and the Law  

If you want to join in the national conversation about race and the law and make an impact, there is no better community of scholars and champions to engage with than the faculty, staff and students at Northeastern Law. Our Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) is a national leader in investigating and documenting lynchings and the massive breakdown in law enforcement in the South during the Jim Crow era. Our Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR) brings together our pioneering programs and faculty — long engaged in theoretical and translational research, innovative pedagogy and collaborations with external communities — to address today’s challenges and provide tomorrow’s solutions for the nation’s most complex social challenges. As one of the law school’s four Centers of Excellence, CLEAR offers an interdisciplinary convening space for faculty and students across the university who want to have an impact on these issues.

Through the CRRJ Clinic, you can investigate cold cases, work on reports and recommendations related to racism and ending police brutality and take part in CRRJ’s wide range of conferences dealing with racism, reparations and restorative justice. You can also join in the work of our Criminal Justice Task Force, which is focused on addressing policies and practices in the criminal justice system that disenfranchise the most vulnerable members of society, or our Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration’s projects related to voter disenfranchisement and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. Our faculty also incorporate issues of race and the law into a wide range of courses and our community regularly comes together to discuss critical issues and produce meaningful blueprints to creating change.

  • Anatomy of Autonomy
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Disrupt the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline - Restorative Justice
  • Historical Injustice and Reparation
  • Human Rights in the United States
  • Law and Economic Development
  • Law and Inequality
  • Laboratory Seminar in Applied Design and Legal Empowerment
  • Legal Skills in Social Context
  • Race and the Law
  • Race, Justice and Reform
  • Refugee and Asylum Law
  • Wrongful Convictions and Post-Conviction Remedies
  • ACLU
  • ACLU, Reproductive Freedom Project
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Brennan Center for Justice
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Lawyers for Civil Rights
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • The Lawyering Project
  • Still She Rises
  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)
  • Black Law Student Association’s (BLSA)
  • Hindu Law Student Association
  • Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)
  • Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)
  • Law Students for Indigenous Liberation (LSIL)
  • Multicultural Law Students Association (MLSA)
  • Muslim Law Association
  • National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
  • South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)
  • Southern Law Students for Progress


Centers, Institutes and Programs

Representative Faculty