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Director's Welcome


The School of Law is excited to launch the Center for Social Justice, which reaffirms our longstanding commitment to advancing social justice, both locally and globally. The Center showcases our faculty’s pioneering legal scholarship and advocacy, from advancing LGBTQI and gender rights to promoting economic justice and protecting immigrants. Our students are also deeply involved with social justice issues, through our robust experiential offerings and pro bono opportunities, collaboration with faculty, leadership in student groups, and mentoring young students in pipeline programs for groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. The School of Law also fosters engagement with social justice issues through our courses, speakers, conferences, and workshops. I encourage you to learn more about the Center, and hope you will be inspired by our work. Please check back for news and events.

Lauren Carasik
Director, Center for Social Justice

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Lauren Carasik is the Associate Dean for Clinics and director of the International Human Rights Clinic, and previously directed the School of Law’s Disability Rights, Anti-Discrimination, and Legal Services Clinics. She is on the Board of Directors of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA, a Washington, DC-based, non-profit humanitarian organization that monitors, documents, and reports on the human rights situation in Guatemala, advocates for survivors of human rights abuses, and works towards positive systemic change. Her commentary pieces on a range of justice-themed issues appear in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Boston Review, and numerous other publications.