Impact Center for Public Interest Law (NY)

The umbrella for public interest advocacy and training at New York Law School.
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Primary geographic focus: New York
Organization type(s): Law School, Research/Policy/Organizing

The Impact Center for Public Interest Law is committed to using the formidable power of law and legal education to advance social justice and to have a positive impact on the public interest, promote the practice of public interest law and expand the role of public interest law in the professional development of New York Law School students.


News Story

Supreme Court Says Plaintiffs Can Challenge ‘Unconscious Prejudices’ In Fair Housing Case

Catherine Dunn
International Business Times (IB Times)
June 25, 2015
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a decades-old legal tool used to combat housing segregation.

News Story

The Supreme Court Walks a Fine Line on Race

Alana Semuels
Atlantic, The
June 25, 2015
As the Supreme Court rules in favor of disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act, segregation remains.

News Story

Tenants in New York Press the Record Button in a Dispute With the Landlord

Mireya Navarro
New York Times (NYT)
October 18, 2015
Renters in New York are fighting back against landlords by recording conversations.

News Story

How to Solve the Housing Crisis: More Lawyers

Patrick Clark
April 8, 2016
Cities could save millions of dollars in tax revenue by helping renters fight landlords.

Blog Post

Right to Counsel in Housing Court: The Bottom Line

Susanna Blankley, Andrew Scherer
Huffington Post
April 18, 2016
A new report, which finds that New York City would save hundreds of millions of dollars a year by providing a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction, has added new urgency and optimism to a campaign to pass a bill that would establish such a right.


Can Other U.S. Cities Follow in NYC’s Footsteps to Help Renters?

Alexis Stephens
February 21, 2017
Other cities, including Philadelphia and Boston, are taking cues from New York’s playbook.

News Story

Is Housing Step One Toward Establishing Civil ‘Gideon’?

Andrew Denney
New York Law Journal
August 10, 2017
As Mayor Bill de Blasio prepares to sign a bill to ensure that all tenants in housing court have legal counsel, several other cities are moving forward with their own programs to provide poor litigants in civil cases with legal assistance.

News Story

How Free Legal Help Can Prevent Evictions

Teresa Wiltz
October 27, 2017
In much of the country, more and more renters are devoting larger and larger portions of their income to rent. For low-income families, this can push them further into poverty and put them at risk for being evicted — and becoming homeless.

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