Information for Partner Organizations

LSSC: Information for Partner Organizations

The Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Social Justice Program is part of the School of Law’s commitment to experiential learning and community partnerships.

Students in the program use their analytical research and writing skills to address social justice challenges identified by a wide range of community organizations and agencies. The program can benefit your organization by pursuing aspects of your social justice agenda that you might otherwise forgo due to staffing or resource constraints. Please consider submitting a statement of interest to start the process.

If selected as an LSSC project, the research will be closely supervised by faculty members with specialized knowledge in the subject area. You benefit from the energy and acumen of upper-level law student lawyering fellows and 12 to 14 first-year law students. Above all, you will contribute to the legal education of future lawyers by participating in this effort and by introducing the students to the grit and spirit of social justice lawyering.

Submit a Statement of Interest

If your organization would like to participate in the LSSC program, please complete a statement of interest. This brief statement should include a short description of a single research project or a set of small, related projects that can be completed in an academic year. It’s helpful to include clearly defined goals and the desired outcome of the project, and to set out the legal and investigative field research components.

Statements of interest should be submitted by May 9, 2022, and submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis after that date. If you have a project idea that you would like to discuss further, please feel free to reach out to Professor Stephanie Hartung, LSSC Program Administrator, at s.hartung@northeastern.edu.

Organizations will be notified by July 2022 if their project has been accepted. The partner organization plays an important role in the learning experience for Northeastern Law students, and will help set the appropriate scale and scope of the project. A representative of your organization will be expected to meet with students (in-person or virtually) at various points throughout the academic year and to respond to questions from the team as needed. The projects culminate in a multi-media oral presentation to the partner organization and law school community.

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Questions?

Please contact Professor Stephanie Hartung at s.hartung@northeastern.edu.

 

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