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The Brennan Center for Justice works with NYU law school faculty and students to uphold the American ideals of democracy and equal justice, for all.

Since its found­ing in 1995, the Bren­nan Center for Justice has benefited from a close rela­tion­ship with the faculty and students of New York Univer­sity School of Law.

NYU Law students often serve as legal interns and work on projects with Bren­nan Center staff through the Law School’s Bren­nan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic, a semester-long field­work course taught by Bren­nan Center attor­neys. NYU Law faculty comprise one-third of the Bren­nan Center’s board of direct­ors, and many profess­ors have collab­or­ated with the center in vari­ous capa­cit­ies. The Bren­nan Center also hosts numer­ous sympo­sia, panel discus­sions, and book talks at the law school each year.

“We gain enorm­ously from being able to draw on the energy and skill of the students, the involve­ment with the faculty, and many other things,” said Bren­nan Center Pres­id­ent Michael Wald­man. “Being part of the NYU family is really core to the strength of the Bren­nan Center…. Because we’re rooted in one of the best law schools in the world, that enables us to have rigor and cred­ib­il­ity and inde­pend­ence in doing that work.”