Our Work

Our work involves issues around human rights, civil rights, and justice.

Our Work is Movement Lawyering

Read about one of our cases in court

Our submissions to the Supreme Court, federal, state and local judiciaries have had a positive impact. 

Filed in court for protesters rights

Our student attorneys presented at a Human Rights Tribunal

The Movement Lawyering Clinical students examined witnesses at the People's Tribunal before United Nations jurists in New York. 

We Charge Genocide

Our work is at the intersection of civil rights, human rights and justice. 

The Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center fuels social change by fostering collaboration between law, policy, scholarship, and grassroots organizing because social change intersects legal scholarship, connection to communities, and justice through action and activism.

  • We advance civil rights and human rights law by providing direct litigation support and rigorous policy research.

  • We shape public discourse on racial equality by providing a platform for scholarship and debate on cutting edge civil rights issues. 

  • We provide a launchpad for activists to help ensure grassroots organizing stands at the forefront of the burgeoning modern civil rights movement.

  • The issues that we work on could include Criminal Justice; Human, Civil, and Constitutional Rights Criminal Justice; Racial Justice; UN & PAD: UN Decade, CERD, UN Forum; Environmental Justice; and Justice & Law. 

  • The tools we use to engage that work include amicus briefs, reports, legislative research projects, conferences and events, litigation, and a myriad of activities. 
     

 

Resources

Resource Topic
Impact of Segregation - Research Study for Evanston Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Jailing a Rainbow Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Justin Hansford speaks about George Floyd Criminal Justice Reform, Police Violence, The First Amendment
Justin Hansford speaks about George Floyd Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Left Bank Books Presents: Kristin Henning with Justin Hansford Criminal Justice Reform, Mass Incarceration, Police Violence
Letter to Evanston City Council Regarding Reparations Measure Reparations
Letter to Evanston City Council Regarding Reparations Measure Criminal Justice, Racial Justice
Letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Criminal Justice Reform, Police Violence
Letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Marcus Garvey Exoneration Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
McKesson Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court The First Amendment
McKesson Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Mental Health Report: Effects of Police Brutality on Mental Health in Black Communities Criminal Justice Reform, Police Violence
Mental Health Report: Effects of Police Brutality on Mental Health in Black Communities Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Michael Brown CROWN Act Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Mike Brown Bill Criminal Justice Reform, Police Violence
Mike Brown Bill Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Mitchell Brief as Filed Constitutional, Environmental Justice
Petition for Pardon of Marcus Garvey Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Police Violence Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Quarantining in Unsafe Homes During Covid-19 Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Rage of Innocence Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Segregation In Evanston an Impact Study July 2021 Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice
Sundiata Acoli Amicus Criminal Justice Reform, Mass Incarceration
Sundiata Acoli Amicus Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Racial Justice

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