CIVIL JUSTICE THROUGH THE COURTS
THIS PROJECT-BASED LEARNING COURSE PROVIDES NYLS STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
Enhance your knowledge, experience and credentials, working on long-term advocacy projects and studies focusing on key issues impacting our civil justice system.
Past student projects have covered a wide range of issue, including: media coverage of jury verdicts; governmental immunity; human rights abuses; sports injuries; access to counsel; the insurance industry; judicial elections; environmental issues like hyro-fracking; state legislative campaigns; attacks on state Attorney Generals; and product safety.
Students learn how to frame issues and gain valuable career skills in fields like research, writing, communication, and presentation. Student papers may join CJ&D’s list of national publications that are widely distributed to opinion leaders, public officials, journalists, and organizations across the country.
Learn about and discuss one the most controversial political issues today – “tort reform.” Students take part in roundtable discussions with CJ&D staff on current issues facing the civil justice system and “tort reform.” Students hear from prominent guest speakers discussing different aspects of these issues, and have the chance to network and make important career contacts through CJ&D staff, guest speakers, and interviews with attorneys related to individual research.
LEARN MORE ABOUT CJ&D AND THE ISSUES WE WORK ON: