Center for Social Justice (CSJ)   


Center for Social Justice (CSJ) | 973-642-8700 | 833 McCarter Highway, Newark, NJ 07102

Professor Lori Nessel, Director of the Center for Social Justice

The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) is one of the nation’s strongest pro bono and clinical programs, empowering students to gain critical, hands-on experience as we provide pro bono legal services for economically disadvantaged residents in the region.

Cases and issues students work on span the range from the local to global. Providing educational equity for urban students, litigating on behalf of the victims of real estate fraud, protecting the human rights of immigrants, and obtaining asylum for those fleeing persecution – these are just some of the issues that CSJ faculty and students team up to address.

The CSJ trains future lawyers in public interest litigation, transactional legal and policy advocacy to produce legal professionals who can effect positive and lasting change. I encourage you to explore all we offer so you can become a part of making a difference in the lives of others.

Lori Nessel
Center for Social Justice