Social Justice Initiatives (SJI) provides career services and programming for students and graduates interested in public interest, international human rights, public service/government, and legal volunteer work. SJI also implements and oversees Columbia Law School's Pro Bono Program, which connects students with attorney-supervised projects in the public good, as well as the Law School's Guaranteed Summer Funding Program.
News from SJI
Ezra Young ’12 is a leading figure on the frontlines of the transgender rights movement. He has worked as director of impact litigation for the Transgender Legal Defense and Educational Fund and as a founding board member and co-chair of the National Trans Bar Association.Read More
Mukherjee said of her visit to a detention facility run by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection: “One 6-year-old girl, detained all alone, could only say, ‘I’m scared. I’m scared. I’m scared'...Not being able to do anything for her broke my heart.”Read More
She will serve as an attorney in the majority’s office of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters of California.Read More