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Civil Rights Lawyer
« on: November 15, 2004, 09:39:08 PM »
Anybody know where I can find more info about what a civil rights lawyer does (well, other than the obvious), the typical workweek, salary, whether they work in corporatiosn or independent offices etc etc etc????? Or perhaps public interest???

Ive been told by everybody I should look into this field....so whats it all about other than helping people with their rights??

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Re: Civil Rights Lawyer
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 11:21:01 PM »
anybody point a lost soul in the right direction??

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2004, 01:57:00 AM »
This is a very broad question, but I'd say start by looking into various organizatinos and see what they do.  It'll give you a clearer picture rather than someone trying to exaplain what civil rights law entails.

Try looking into:

www.naacpldf.org
www.maldef.org
www.napalc.org
www.advancementproj.org
www.aclu.org
www.civilrights.org (this is a coalition of diff orgs)

Found this on a google search: www.law.cornell.edu/topics/civil_rights.html

Good luck!

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Re: Civil Rights Lawyer
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2004, 05:17:31 PM »
Does anyone know which school supposedly offers the best civil rights program/courses?

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Re: Civil Rights Lawyer
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2004, 05:44:16 PM »
Most civil rights law is based in constitutional law, which every law school teaches, so it's not as necessary to find a school with a particular strength in civil rights law as it would be were you interested in IP law or something specialized like that. However, Harvard has the Civil Rights Project, which does some amazing work and involves law students, and Berkeley now has its own Civil Right Project as well (since Christopher Edley, the co-founder of the Harvard project, is now the dean at Berkeley). For civil rights, the work you do outside of your classes (during the school year and your summers) is much more important than the classes you take during law school.
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Re: Civil Rights Lawyer
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2004, 05:52:08 PM »
Excellent information! Thank you thank you thank you!

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Re: Civil Rights Lawyer
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2004, 05:52:49 PM »
Very appreciated sir!

This is a very broad question, but I'd say start by looking into various organizatinos and see what they do.  It'll give you a clearer picture rather than someone trying to exaplain what civil rights law entails.

Try looking into:

www.naacpldf.org
www.maldef.org
www.napalc.org
www.advancementproj.org
www.aclu.org
www.civilrights.org (this is a coalition of diff orgs)

Found this on a google search: www.law.cornell.edu/topics/civil_rights.html

Good luck!